30491 Private William Faulkner, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, (late 96628 RDC)


1863. Born England He came from Birmingham



1881 Jul 5. enlisted into the Gordon Highlanders,aged18, .During this time he served overseas for 12 years including Malta,Egypt,Sri Lanka and India.

1884/85. He took part in the Sudan Campaign(1884/85) but not the 2nd Boer War

1901 census at Military Barracks, Aberdeen. A married Private in Gordon Highlanders

Name Age
William Faulkner 32
Elizabeth Faulkner 20
Harold Faulkner 2
Mabel Faulkner 1

1902 Jul 4. .He served for 21years retiringĀ on pension

.He re-enlisted into the Gordon Highlanders as a Special Reservists(for Home Service only),on 9th November 1914,and sucessively transferred to the Labour Corps then to Royal Defence Corps,returning to the Gordons before his death.


1919 Sep 24. Died at died of pneumonia at Central Military Hospital Dublin. Husband of Elizabeth Faulkner, of 6, Charles St., Aberdeen.

CWGC buried Aberdeen




British soldiers died in Ireland