James Warden Falconer

RankPrivate 350432
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 1st/7th (Blythswood) Battalion
Military Service

Enlisted Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, territorial force (Private 2980). Posted to France and Flanders (date unknown). One of 150 men merged with the 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry to form 18th (Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion on September 29th 1917. Probably took part in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele July 31st – November 10th 1917). Possibly wounded later 1917. Transferred to 1/7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry 1918. Participated in the Hundred Days Offensive (August 8th – November 11th 1918). Enlisted Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, territorial force (Private 2980). Posted to France and Flanders (date unknown). One of 150 men merged with the 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry to form 18th (Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion on September 29th 1917. Probably took part in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele July 31st – November 10th 1917). Possibly wounded later 1917. Transferred to 1/7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry 1918. Participated in the Hundred Days Offensive (August 8th – November 11th 1918). Killed in Action On September 17th 1918 near Épehy, France.

Born

4th November 1887, at 170 London Street, Glasgow

Death17th September 1918
Circumstances of Death

Killed in Action

Age30
BurialQueant Communal Cemetery, British Extension, A. 54
CWGC Information

Son of James and Anne Falconer, of Glasgow. His sister chose the phrase “Resting; Until the Day Breaks; And the Shadows Flee Away” for his gravestone.

Parents

James Falconer (1843-1915) and Anne Warden (1847 -1909), married 1870 Glasgow

Father's Occupation

Glazier

Siblings

Sister Mary Thom Falconer (1871-1941), Brother Samuel Falconer (1877-?)

Spouse

Unmarried

Education

Unknown

Occupation

Clerk/Coal Merchant

1891 Census

Sunday, April 5th:
Aged 3. Staying at London Street, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1901 Census

Sunday, March 31st:
Aged 13. Scholar, staying at 170 London Street, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire

1911 Census

Sunday, April 2nd:
Aged 23. Coal Merchant, staying at 670 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Home Address

670 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair Not Known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial.

Other Information

Falconer died testate and left an estate valued at £242 19s 4d; his executrix was his sister Mary.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – registration records and headstone schedules.
MilitaryGeneaology.Com – UK Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919.
Ancestry.co.uk – British Army WW1 Medal Index Cards and Medal Rolls. Scotland, National Probate Index.
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow – Glasgow, Lanarkshire Electoral Registers 1913-1915.
Scotlandspeople.gov.uk – 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census Scotland returns. Statutory Birth Records.

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Credits

Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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