Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
6329   Rifleman John Faulkner
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/09/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
John Faulkner was the son of William and Sarah Jane Faulkner (nee Speer) of Coolkeeghan, Cookstown. At the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted at Randalstown, County Antrim, and was trained at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal. The 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles went to France in October 1915 as part of the 36th Ulster Division. John was killed in action in his first major engagement, the Somme Offensive.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 751344
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Second Presbyterian Cookstown Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 135
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Faulkner family 1901 census lists John as age 4 at house 1 in Coolkeegan, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Faulkner family 1911 census lists John as age 14 at house 3 in Coolkeegan, Tullaghoge, Tyrone