FALCONER, Ernest Gordon
(Service number 10/1062)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||3 July 1893||Place of Birth||Glenavy, Waimate, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||35 Maitland Street, Dunedin|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs C. FALCONER, Lawrence|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Limerick or arawa|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
September 1915 reported wounded & admitted to Canadian Hospital at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England.
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Youngest son of James & Catherine (nee COURTNEY) FALCONER. Brother James Courtney FALCONER was killed in action in 1917. educated at Bald Hill Flat School, Otago (south of Alexandra), Alexandra Public School, Temuka School & Lawrence District High School.in 1908-09 he was successful in the Civil Service Examination. Married Myra LANSLEY in 1921; 2 sons, 2 daughters. In the trenches since the first landing at Gallipoli. Until he was wounded in September 1915. he had liked the soldier's life & had enjoyed good health.
Cenotaph Database [28 March 2014]; NZ BDM Indexes (DiA) [28 March 2014]; New Zealand Herald, 13 September 1915, Otago Daily Times, 14 September 1915 (Papers Past) [29 March 2014].
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