James Warden Falconer

Private 350432
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Highland Light Infantry, 1st/7th (Blythswood) Battalion
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.
4th November 1887, at 170 London Street, Glasgow
Death17th September 1918
Killed in Action
30
BurialQueant Communal Cemetery, British Extension, A. 54
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.
James Falconer (1843-1915) and Anne Warden (1847 -1909), married 1870 Glasgow
Glazier
Sister Mary Thom Falconer (1871-1941), Brother Samuel Falconer (1877-?)
Unmarried
Unknown
Clerk/Coal Merchant
Sunday, April 5th: Aged 3. Staying at London Street, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Sunday, March 31st: Aged 13. Scholar, staying at 170 London Street, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sunday, April 2nd: Aged 23. Coal Merchant, staying at 670 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
670 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair 314
Scottish National War Memorial.
Falconer died testate and left an estate valued at £242 19s 4d; his executrix was his sister Mary.
Acknowledgements and SourcesCommonwealth 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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Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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