1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Fallon

Contributed by: Diana Wamsley, on 2008-11-10

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Rank
First Name John
Surname Fallon
Year of Birth 1885
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Devonshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Exeter, Devon

John's Story

Grandfather went to war leaving a wife pregnant with their 3rd child and two small sons. My Aunt was born in March 1915, but her Father never returned home; he was killed at the Battle of Loos in September 1915.

I visited the War Memorial at Dud Corner Cemetery in Loos and it was a very emotional experience for me, the first member of our family to have been there. I took lots of photos for my beloved Aunt to see of her Father's commemoration. John Fallon is also commemorated on the World War 1 War Memorial at Waterloo Station, London, as he had worked for the Great Western Railway prior to going to war.

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