Falkner, C P A
CHARLES PHILIP ARTHUR FALKNER
Remembered with honour Nine Elms British Cemetery: Plot VIII, Row D, Grave 17.
He attested 21 December 1915 at Victoria, British Columbia: a carpenter aged 25, unmarried, 5’5″ tall, C of E; his next-of-kin his sister of British Columbia. While on a working party in the forward area near Passchendaele at 11.30pm on October 28th 1917, he was hit in the head by shrapnel from an enemy shell. He was immediately given first aid, and taken to a dressing station and evacuated to No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died four days later of the wounds received.
There is a Death announcement for Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 November 1917; and an article in the Daily Colonist [British Columbia] dated 1 December 1917.
Son of Charles Evelyn and the late Susanna Mafflyn (nee MURRELL) FALKNER.
His parents marriage is proving elusive. Susanna of Halton, Ontario, died February 1894 of pneumonia aged 31; Charles of Tzuhalem, British Columbia, died 7 April 1949 aged 81.
Charles was born 13 March 1892 in Acton, Ontario.
Unit54th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment
Date of death01/11/1917
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)