Digitized Service Record: note that this soldier is not listed on the LAC using his regimental number. Use only his name to search for him.
Source: “Duty Nobly Done” page 279. Wounded by shell bursting in billet 09/07/17.
Note that his father, Private John Faulkner, reg. no. 53106, enlisted and served at the beginning of the Battalion’s duty on the Continent but was medically discharged.
London Advertiser. May 13, 1915. Page 11.
CORP. FAULKNER IN BIG BATTLE OF THE SOMME
Secured German Helmet and Other Interesting Souvenirs -Fighting 18th Took Part.
Pte. Jack Faulkner, 18th Battalion, home on sick furlough, received a letter from his son, Corp. Jack Faulkner, also of the 18th, telling of the experience if that fighting battalion in the recent Somme battles. Corp. Faulkner has escaped so far without a scratch, although he was in the recent advance, when the 18th went “over the parapet” and a number of his chums were killed and wounded. To his mother and sisters he sends word he has secured a number of souvenirs and will send them home. He has lots of German coins, a helmet and other articles. Corp. Faulkner has just passed his 18th Birthday.
Source: The London Free Press. October 7, 1916. Via Allan Miller via Facebook.