Faulder Family Genealogy

18 August, 2010

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s WW1 scrapbook

Harold and Marjorie Faulder

Harold and Marjorie Faulder at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield on their Wedding Day

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s scrapbook based on her husband Harold’s service in World War 1

Picasa Photo Albumopen new window This contains photographs, postcards and newspaper cuttings meticulously filed until April 1918.  Marjorie Faulder was my Grandmother.

17 August, 2010

Map of WW1 The Western Front

Google Mapopen new window showing places associated with Harold Faulder’s War Service.

Wilfred Willet (b 1890): Rescued by his wife during World War One

Wilfred Leslie Willett (1890-1961), a medical student, married Eileen Stenhouse (1892-1961) in 1913 (and again in 1914). He joined the London Rifles (1/5th battalion, The London Regiment) in 1914 and was injured in December of that year, when he climbed out of the trenches at Ploegsteert to attempt to assist an injured man (Private, later acting Captain Ernest G Moore) in No Man’s Land. The injury was a severe head injury. (more…)

Evelyn Faulder’s award of the Military Medal

Portrait of Evelyn Faulder MM, F.A.N.Y. by kind permission FANY (PRVC)

Portrait of Evelyn Faulder MM, F.A.N.Y. by kind permission FANY (PRVC)

Evelyn Faulder drove an Ambulance with the FANY during World War One.

  • Third daughter of Joseph Sewell Faulder & Emily Storyopen pdf window. My Great Aunt.
  • During the Great War she served (from April 1916) with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in France and Flanders.  The FANY were originally set up with the rather romantic idea that horsewomen could ride out onto the battlefield and scoop up wounded soldiers and bring them back to safety.  In practice they drove heavy motor ambulances.
  • Her medal index card indicates that she achieved the rank of sergeant.
  • The London Gazette of 5 July 1918 open new window gives the following citation:

    His Majesty the KING has been pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal to the under mentioned Ladies -for distinguished services in the Field, as recorded: —
    Miss Sarah Bonnell, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry,
    Miss Evelyn Gordon-Brown, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry,
    Miss Aileen Maude Faulkner, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry,
    Miss Evelyn Faulder, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry,
    Miss Nellie Dewhurst, V.A.D., attd. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.
    For gallantry and conspicuous devotion to duty, when an ammunition dump had been set on fire by enemy bombs and the only available ambulance for the removal of wounded had been destroyed. These ladies subsequently arrived with three ambulances, and, despite the danger arising from various explosions, succeeded in removing all the wounded. Their conduct throughout was splendid. War Office, 8th July, 1918. (more…)

The Family of Eileen Fell

  • Eileen Mary Fell was a first cousin of my paternal grandmother, Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum). Her mother Elizabeth Fell was a sister of Eileen’s father Henry Fell.
  • Eileen was shown by Marjorie Fell Faulder (in her notes) to have married a Paul Cuthbert Petrie, but I could not find a reference to this marriage.
  • I could however find a reference to a marriage to a Steinthal – but not to his death.
  • It turns out that Paul Steinthal had changed his name during WW1 to Petrie (his mother’s maiden name).
  • Searching through on-line sources such as the London Gazette and the London Times plus being provided with photographs of a family memorial helped identify Eileen’s descendants and their immediate cousins.

Research Documentopen pdf window

The life and death of Harold Faulder (killed in action Ypres 26 April 1918)

Harold Faulder, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

Harold Faulder, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

  • Eldest son of Joseph Sewell Faulder & Emily Storyopen pdf window. My paternal Grandfather.
  • He returned from the United States (where he was working) to enlist via the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.
  • He initially served in England with the 3rd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment.
  • Later he served in France with the 14th Battalion of the same regiment (The 2nd Barnsley Pals), when he was acting commanding officer in the final weeks of its existence before it was disbanded.
  • He was killed in action near Ypres four days after joining the 1/4th battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment and has no known grave.
  • He was mentioned in despatches twice, but details are currently unknown.
  • There is some dispute over his rank at his death.
  • His only child, my father, was born 10 weeks after his death.

The Life of Harold Faulder (large file!)open pdf window
The Final Hours of the life of Harold Faulderopen pdf window
Commonwealth War Graves Commission recordopen new window

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