15271 Walter Douglas FAULKNER, MC, 1 Irish Guards

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    Army Number: 15271
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Name: W D FAULKNER, MC
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    GSM & Clasp: GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939
    TNA Reference: WO 100/503
     
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Name: FAULKNER, Walter Douglas
    DOB: 16th August, 1898
    Place of Birth: Charlton, Worcestershire
    Residence: Warwickshire, England
    Parents: James Faulkner and Ada Faulkner nee Ellesmere.
    Census:
    1901 - Charlton House, Charlton, Worcestershire
    1911 - School boarder, Cheam, Surrey
    Wife: Patricia Katherine Faulkner nee Montagu-Douglas-Scott, married 8th July, 1931, London.
    Photo:
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    Probate: (Death registered 1941)
    View attachment 181471

    SERVICE
    Army/Personal Number: 15271
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
    As at 01/09/1939: Irish Guards


    OFFICER
    Commission:
    London Gazette
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30040/supplement/4081/data.pdf
    30 APRIL, 1917
    REGULAR FORCES.
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the R. Mil. Coll., to be 2nd Lts. 1st May 1917:
    FOOT GUARDS.
    I . Gds.—
    Walter Douglas Faulkner

    Promotions: London Gazette

    12 AUGUST, 1918
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30839/supplement/9437/data.pdf
    I. G'ds.-
    Lt. W. D. Faulkner to be Adjt., and to be actg. Capt. (with pay and allowances at Lt.) whilst so empld., vice Capt. T. E. G. Nugent. 20th June 1918.

    7 FEBRUARY, 1930
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33577/page/798/data.pdf
    Capt. W. D. Faulkner, M.C., I. G'ds., to be Staff Capt., London Dist. 1st Feb. 1930

    14 SEPTEMBER, 1934
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34087/page/5838/data.pdf
    G'ds. Depot—Ma,]. W. D. Faulkner, M .C., I. G'ds., to be Offr. Comdg., vice Maj. M. F. Trew, C. G'ds. 6th (Sept. 1934.

    19 AUGUST, 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34543/page/5356/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    I. Gd's.-
    Maj. W. D. Faulkner, M.C., to be Lt.- Col. 10th Aug. 1938.

    Field Returns:
    Orbats: Orbats: Irish Guards


    CASUALTY
    CWGC Link: Casualty Details
    CWGC Certificate:
    View attachment 181472
    Theatre of War: Norway
    Date of Death: 14/05/1940
    Age at Death: 42
    Casualty Type: Missing, Missing presumed Killed in Action, Killed in Action (Chrobry casualty)

    Cemetery: NARVIK NEW CEMETERY
    Cemetery Photo:
    Grave Reference: XI. K. 5.
    Headstone Photo:
    Grave Registration:
    FAULKNER W D doc4396215.JPG FAULKNER WD doc5731865.JPG
    Grave Concentration:
    FAULKNER W D doc4396305.JPG
    Headstone Report:
    FAULKNER W D doc4377819.JPG
    Reburial Date: 06/09/1946
    Original Burial Place / Map Reference: Røst, 6523
    Inscription:
    "In Loving and
    Proud Memory
    From Patsy, David
    and Hermione."

    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1939-40 Irish Guards
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1939-40 Irish Guards
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1940-42 Irish Guards
    The Times Casualty List: published 1 Jul 1940; Killed - Lt.-Colonel Faulkner, M.C. W. D.


    PRISONER/MISSING
    Missing Personnel File Details:


    MEDALS
    Gallantry Award/Honour: Military Cross
    Theatre of Combat or Operation:
    Edinburgh Gazette: January 2, 1919 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13375/page/25/data.pdf
    Lt. (A./Capt.) Walter Douglas Faulkner, 2nd Bn., Irish Gds.
    Citation:
    Campaign Medals:
    Medal Roll Details: WO 100/503 Lieutenant-Colonel FAULKNER W D Palestine Clasp 1936-1939
    Medal Photos:
    FAULKNER WD 1.png FAULKNER WD 2.png FAULKNER WD 3.png FAULKNER WD 4.png
    WW1 Medal Index Card:
    View attachment 181473 View attachment 181474


    REFERENCES
    War Diaries: War Diary: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, September 1939 - July 1944
    Archive Files: WO 417, WO 100/503
    Publications: IG History: pgs 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43, 47
    Accounts:
    War Memorial: Charlton St John the Evangelist Church WW1 and WW2 Roll of Honour

    Newspaper:
    The Times, 22nd May, 1940
    “OBITUARY, FALLEN OFFICERS
    LIEUT.-COLONEL W.D. FAULKNER
    T.E.G.N. writes of Lieutenant-Colonel W.D. Faulkner, M.C., Irish Guards, whose death on active service was recorded in The Times of yesterday:-

    Faulkner joined the Irish Guards from Sandhurst early in 1917 and went to France in September of that year, where he served with the 2nd Battalion for the rest of the War, being awarded the M.C. in 1918. After a distinguished military career, which included the adjutancy of his battalion and the appointment of Commandant at the Guards Depot, he was, in August 1938, given command of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, who were at that time serving in Palestine. It was then that his powers of leadership, which were always so apparent, were given full scope. He was a magnificent commanding officer during those troublous and difficult times. Always calm and with excellent judgment, he inspired complete confidence in all who worked with him, and the added reputation which the Irish Guards gained in Palestine was in no small measure due to the skill and leadership of their commanding officer.

    Shortly before the tragic news of his death an officer in his Battalion in a letter to the writer used these words: "Faulks is superb, always cheerful, and nothing puts him off his stroke." No words could better describe the greatest strength of his character - namely, his imperturbability. Nothing upset him. Possess of an unusually quick brain, he grasped the essential points of a question at once and always seemed to have plenty of time to think. His decisions, in consequence, whether quick or deliberate, were invariably well thought out and sound, and when he had once made up his mind to a certain course which he considered right no circumstances, however difficult, would "put him off his stroke."

    Always jealous for the welfare of his Battalion, he was adored by his officers and men. A strict disciplinarian, he was also a wise and kind friend to all those who sought his help and guidance, and he leaves behind a memory which will not fade. He died in the fullness of his time, at the head of his beloved Battalion, and it can be said with truth that he was worshipped by those whom he led and commanded. Surely no soldier could desire a finer epitaph."
    FAULKNER, Times 22 May 1940.png

    Websites:
    Irish Guards: Roll of Honour - WWII Open Resource Group
    Irish Guards: Medal Roll Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939 - WWII Open Resource Group
    Lieut Walter Douglas Faulkner ( - 1940) - Find A Grave Memorial
    NARVIK NEW CEMETERY, NORWAY
    FAULKNER Walter Douglas
    Person Page
     
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    1940, Before Embarkation for Norway
    From left, facing, Captain BA O'NEILL, Lieutenant-Colonel WD FAULKNER, Major CLJ BOWEN, GRAYSON

    WO 417
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1939-40 Irish Guards
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1939-40 Irish Guards
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W D 1940-42 Irish Guards

    CWGC
    Irish Guards: Roll of Honour - WWII Open Resource Group

    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel FAULKNER, Walter Douglas [1BN] 14/05/1940 Killed; Chrobry NARVIK NEW CEMETERY CWGC

    Biog info, etc
    http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/70968006/person/42225795376?ssrc=

    Birth 1898 Sep Worcestershire, United Kingdom 1 Source

    Residence 1901 — Age: 3 Charlton, Worcestershire, England Relation to Head of House: Son 1 Source

    Marriage to Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott
    1931 8 Jul — Age: 32 London, England 4 Sources

    Death
    1940 14 May — Age: 41 Narvik, Nordland, Norway 1 Source

    Residence 1941 Warwickshire 1 Source !?

    Burial Narvik, Nordland County, Norway


    Parents
    James Faulkner 1867 –
    Ada E Faulkner 1865 –

    Spouse
    Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott 1910 – 1996 [married 3 times; Sept 1940 2nd marriage to David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn Birth 2 Apr 1912 in Kingennie, Angus, Scotland, Death 1 Mar 1944 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy ; Oct 1946, 3rd marriage to Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn Birth 3 May 1902 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Death 29 Jun 1983 with issue, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Scrymgeour-Wedderburn,_11th_Earl_of_Dundee]

    Birth 9 Oct 1910 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
    Death 11 Dec 1996 DUNDEE - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements
    daughter of Herbert Andrew Montagu D C M G D S O Scott 1872 – 1944 & Marie Josephine A Edwards 1882 – 1965

    Her brother was Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott who subsequently became Commanding officer of 1st Bn Irish Guards after the death in Norway of his brother-in-law.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claud_Andrew_Montagu_Douglas_Scott
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Herbert_Montagu_Douglas_Scott
    Person Page

    Children from 1st marriage
    David James Faulkner (Major) 1932 – 1993

    Birth 8 Nov 1932 in Marylebone, London
    Death 4 Mar 1993 in Longworth, Oxfordshire, England


    Hermione P Faulkner 1937 – 1993

    Birth Mar 1937 in Surrey South Eastern, Kent
    Death 1993

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    2nd husband of Faulkner's widow
    Casualty Details

    SCRYMGEOUR WEDDERBURN, DAVID
    Rank:Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No:53684
    Date of Death:01/03/1944
    Age: 31
    Regiment/Service:Scots Guards Cdg. 1st Bn.
    Awards: D S O
    Grave Reference: VI. H. 1.
    Cemetery:BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO
    Additional Information: Son of Henry and Edith Scrymgeour Wedderburn; husband of Patricia Scrymgeour Wedderburn, of Birkhill, Cupar, Fife.


    Person Page Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott1
    F, #14003, b. 9 October 1910, d. 3 December 2012

    Last Edited=2 Jun 2013

    Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott was born on 9 October 1910.1 She was the daughter of Lt.-Col. Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott and Marie Josephine Edwards.1
    She married, firstly, Lt.-Col. Walter Douglas Faulkner, son of James Faulkner, on 8 July 1931.1
    She married, secondly,Lt.-Col. David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, son of Lt.-Col. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill and Edith Moffat, on 9 September 1940.1
    She married, thirdly, Henry JamesScrymgeour of Dundee, 11th Earl of Dundee, son of Lt.-Col. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill and Edith Moffat, on 30 October 1946.1 She died on 3 December 2012 at age 102.2

    From 8 July 1931, her married name became Faulkner.
    From 9 September 1940, her married name became Scrymgeour-Wedderburn.
    From 30 October 1946, her married name became Scrymgeour.1
    As a result of her marriage, Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott was styled as Countess of Dundee on 31 July 1952. She lived in 2003 at Coultra Farm House, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland.1
    Children of Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott and Lt.-Col. Walter Douglas Faulkner He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Irish Guards.1 He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.).1 He fought in the Second World War.1

    Children of Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott and Lt.-Col. David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.1,2 He fought in the Second World War.1 He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1944.1

    Child of Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott and Henry James Scrymgeour of Dundee, 11th Earl of Dundee He gained the rank of Captain between 1939 and 1941 in the service of the 7th Battalion, Black Watch.1

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    The Times
    Lt.-Colonel Faulkner, M.C. W. D. 1 Jul 1940 Killed

    The Times, 22nd May, 1940
    “OBITUARY, FALLEN OFFICERS
    LIEUT.-COLONEL W.D. FAULKNER

    T.E.G.N. writes of Lieutenant-Colonel W.D. Faulkner, M.C., Irish Guards, whose death on active service was recorded in The Times of yesterday:-

    Faulkner joined the Irish Guards from Sandhurst early in 1917 and went to France in September of that year, where he served with the 2nd Battalion for the rest of the War, being awarded the M.C. in 1918. After a distinguished military career, which included the adjutancy of his battalion and the appointment of Commandant at the Guards Depot, he was, in August 1938, given command of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, who were at that time serving in Palestine. It was then that his powers of leadership, which were always so apparent, were given full scope. He was a magnificent commanding officer during those troublous and difficult times. Always calm and with excellent judgment, he inspired complete confidence in all who worked with him, and the added reputation which the Irish Guards gained in Palestine was in no small measure due to the skill and leadership of their commanding officer.

    Shortly before the tragic news of his death an officer in his Battalion in a letter to the writer used these words: "Faulks is superb, always cheerful, and nothing puts him off his stroke." No words could better describe the greatest strength of his character - namely, his imperturbability. Nothing upset him. Possess of an unusually quick brain, he grasped the essential points of a question at once and always seemed to have plenty of time to think. His decisions, in consequence, whether quick or deliberate, were invariably well thought out and sound, and when he had once made up his mind to a certain course which he considered right no circumstances, however difficult, would "put him off his stroke."

    Always jealous for the welfare of his Battalion, he was adored by his officers and men. A strict disciplinarian, he was also a wise and kind friend to all those who sought his help and guidance, and he leaves behind a memory which will not fade. He died in the fullness of his time, at the head of his beloved Battalion, and it can be said with truth that he was worshipped by those whom he led and commanded. Surely no soldier could desire a finer epitaph."

    CWGC
    15271 Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner W. D. Walter Douglas 1 On 1/9/39 in Foot Guards Irish Guards M. C.
    Born Worcester, England
    Residence Warwickshire, England
    Norway 5/14/1940 42
    Son of James and Ada Faulkner;
    husband of Patricia Faulkner.
    NARVIK NEW CEMETERY
    XI. K. 5.
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=2186702

    FAULKNER_WALTER_DOUGLAS.jpg

    Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Walter Faulkner
    Given Initials: W D MC
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Death Date: 14 May 1940
    Number: 15271
    Birth Place: Worcester
    Residence: Warwickshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Irish Guards
    Branch at Enlistment: Foot Guards
    Theatre of War: Norway
    Regiment at Death: Irish Guards
    Branch at Death: Foot Guards

    WW1 Medal Index Card

    Name: W D Faulkner
    [Walter Douglas Faulkner]
    Regiment or Corps: Irish Guards

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    Probate:
    Name: Walter Douglas Faulkner
    Death Date: 14 May 1940
    Death Place: London, England
    Probate Date: 31 Mar 1941
    Registry: Gloucester

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    BMD

    Birth:
    Name: Walter Douglas Faulkner
    Registration Year: 1898
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration district: Pershore
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Worcestershire
    Volume: 6c
    Page: 339

    Marriage
    Name: Walter D Faulkner
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1931
    Registration district: St George Hanover Square
    Inferred County: London
    Spouse: Patricia K M Scott
    Volume Number: 1a
    Page Number: 1234

    Death
    Name: Walter Faulkner
    Birth Date: abt 1899
    Date of Registration: Jun 1941
    Age at Death: 42
    Registration district: Lambeth
    Inferred County: Greater London
    Volume: 1d
    Page: 265

    Census:

    1901
    Name: Walter D Faulkner
    Age: 2
    Estimated birth year: abt 1899
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Father: James Faulkner
    Mother: Ada E Faulkner
    Birth Place: Charlton, Worcestershire, England
    Civil Parish: Charlton
    Search Photos: Search for 'Charlton' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    Ecclesiastical parish: Charlton St John the Evangelist
    County/Island: Worcestershire
    Country: England

    1911
    Name: Walter Douglas Faulkner
    Age in 1911: 12
    Estimated birth year: abt 1899
    Relation to Head: School Boarder (Boarder)
    Birth Place: Charlton, Worcestershire, England
    Civil Parish: Cheam
    Search Photos: Search for 'Cheam' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    County/Island: Surrey
    Country: England
    Street address: Cheam School, Cheam, Surrey
    Marital Status: Single
    Occupation: Scholar
    Registration district: Epsom
    Registration District Number: 31
    Sub-registration district: Carshalton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 20
    Household schedule number: 593
    Piece: 2943
     
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    On return to UK from Palestine, pre war tour, Lieutenant-Colonel Faulkner, left, riding at the head of the column of 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
     
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    Daily Mirror 22 May 1940
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    Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 21 May 1940
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    Casualty

    Lieutenant Colonel FAULKNER, WALTER DOUGLAS
    Service Number 15271
    Died 14/05/1940
    Aged 42
    1st Bn. Irish Guards
    M C
    Son of James and Ada Faulkner; husband of Patricia Faulkner.
    INSCRIPTION: IN LOVING AND PROUD MEMORY FROM PATSY DAVID AND HERMIONE
    Buried at NARVIK NEW CEMETERY
    Location: Norway
    Cemetery/memorial reference: XI. K. 5.
     
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    Personal Number: 15271
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: Walter Douglas FAULKNER
    Unit: Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 30 April 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30040/supplement/4081/data.pdf
    REGULAR FORCES.
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the R. Mil. Coll., to be 2nd Lts. 1st May 1917:—
    FOOT GUARDS.
    I . Gds.—
    Walter Douglas Faulkner

    London Gazette : 12 August 1918
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30839/supplement/9437/data.pdf
    I. G'ds.-
    Lt. W. D. Faulkner to be Adjt., and to be actg. Capt. (with pay and allowances at Lt.) whilst so empld., vice Capt. T. E. G. Nugent. 20th June 1918.

    London Gazette : 25 October 1918
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30972/supplement/12581/data.pdf
    I. Gds.—
    Lt. W . D. Faulkner to be actg. Capt. (with pay and .allowances as Lt.) whilst actg. as Adjt. 20th June 1918. (Substituted for tne notification in the Gazette of 12th Aug. 1918.)

    London Gazette : 13 March 1928
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33366/page/1858/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS
    I. G'ds.—
    Lt. B. C. Alexander to be Adjt., vice Capt. W. D. Faulkner, M.C. 1st Mar. 1928.

    London Gazette : 7 February 1930
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33577/page/798/data.pdf
    Capt. W. D. Faulkner, M.C., I. G'ds., to be Staff Capt., London Dist. 1st Feb. 1930

    London Gazette : 14 September 1934
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34087/page/5838/data.pdf
    G'ds. Depot—Ma,]. W. D. Faulkner, M .C., I. G'ds., to be Offr. Comdg., vice Maj. M. F. Trew, C. G'ds. 6th (Sept. 1934.

    London Gazette : 19 August 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34543/page/5356/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    I. Gd's.-
    Maj. W. D. Faulkner, M.C., to be Lt.- Col. 10th Aug. 1938.

    London Gazette : 22 April 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35142/page/2319/data.pdf
    Re W AL TER DOUGLAS F AULKNER, Deceased. Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925.

    NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any debts, claims or demands against the estate of Walter Douglas Faulkner, late of 44 Swan Court, Chelsea, London, S. W. 3 , a Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Irish Guards, formerly of Eaton Terrace, London, S.W.1, deceased (who was killed in action on the 14th day of May 1940 and whose Will with one Codicil thereto was proved in the Gloucester District Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 31st day of March 1941 by Terence Edmund Gascoigne Nugent of 65 Avenue Road, Lon- don, N.W.8, a Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Irish Guards, the executor named in the said Codicil) are hereby required to send in the particulars of their debts, claims or demands to us the undersigned, the Solicitors for the paid executor, on or before the 30th day of June 1941, after which date the said executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which he shall then nave had notice; and he will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose debts, claims or demands he shall not then have had notice.—Dated this 15th day of April 1941.
    GROSSMAN and CO., Solicitors for the said Executor.
     
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