David Falconer

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/9283
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 18.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15B & 15C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 15 City Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: North British Railway Company, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Falconer, 2 City Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Falconer, 2 City Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Catherine Falconer, 252 Springburn Rd, Glasgow

  • Children:

    David, born 07.08.1910 & Marjory,born 27.11.1913

More about David Falconer

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Adam Falconer 30947, 13th Battalion Royal Scots, who died of wounds 16.09.1916.

David Falconer   S/9283   Gordon Highlanders


Ill-fate has befallen two Dundee soldier brothers within recent months.  Both are sons of Mrs Falconer, 2 City Road, but the older of the brothers is married, and his wife resides at 15 City Road.  Private David Falconer, who is twenty-eight years of age, and married, belongs to the Gordon Highlanders, but has been missing since 18th July.  He was previously in the employment of the North British Railway Company.

Dundee Courier 5th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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