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Faulkner William Edward

The 1901 Census on Ancestry.co.uk shows us that the Faulkner family were residing in Port Dover Village, Ontario.

The Head of the household was Frank Faulkner age 40 born on 11th August 1860 in England, a Foreman on the Railways by trade, he emigrated to Canada in 1866.

His wife was Mary A. age 36 born on 1st January 1855 in Scotland. The children were recorded as Percy K. Brock her son  from a previous relationship, age 11 born on 20th September 1889 in Ontario and William E. age 4 born 25th July 1896 from her marriage to Frank Faulkner.

There is also a boarder shown by the name of Beatrice E. Downs age 16 born in 1884 in Ontario.

The 1910 Census on Ancestry.co.uk shows that the family are still living in Port Dover Village and have an addition to the family, namely Hilda L. age 8 born December 1902.

The head of the family Frank is 51 years of age and a railway Worker by trade. Mary A his wife is 46 and William is 14.

Percy K. Brock is 22 years of age and is a Spinner in a Woollen Mill by trade.

Library and Archives of Canada, Soldiers of the First World War: 1914 – 1918.

William Edward Faulkner was drafted into the 12th (reserve) battalion of the Canadian Infantry on 17th October 1917 at Simcoe, Ontario.he gave his next of kin as Frank Faulkner (father) and his trade as Carder.

After training in Canada,and some time spent in a Depot Battalion William embarked for England on the S.S. Durham Castle and arrived on 25th Sept 1918 when he was posted to Whitley Camp.

On 9th October 1918 William was posted to Kinmel Camp, Rhyl to await repatriation to Canada but unfortunately he contracted Influenza and died of Broncho Pneumonia on 23rd October 1918.

He was buried in St. Margaret’s Cemetery Bodelwyddan, North Wales, U.K.


Learn more about the other soldiers on the Bodelwyddan Memorial

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