Date of birth: c1894
Parents: William Wooley and Clara Susan Faulks
Address: Kings Head Public House, 39 West Rock, Saltisford
Occupation: Civil Servant
James George Faulks was born in 1894 and baptised at St Pauls Church on 5th August of that year.
His parents, William and Clara owned the Kings Head Public House on the Saltisford – which is still there to this day, operating as a hotel.
James had an older brother William (b. 1888) and sister, Lucy Ethel (b. 1891). By 1911, William was no longer living at home but Lucy is described as ‘assisting in the business.’ James, sixteen at the time, is working as a ‘junior clerk, finance, County Council.’
James’ family did not receive official confirmation of his death until 11 months later, in June 2017.
Warwick Advertiser 30th June 1917:
James is commemorated on his parents’ grave in Warwick Cemetery where the inscription reads:
In Loving Memory of
WILLIAM WOOLLEY FAULKS died January 15th 1934 aged 72.
And CLARA SUSAN his wife died September 22nd 1934 aged 81.
Also their son Pt. JAMES GEORGE FAULKS Royal Warwickshire Regiment killed in action July 22nd 1916 aged 22
James left an estate valued at £157 5s 8d to Samuel Whitehead, Sergeant R.G.A
Rank & Number: Private, 15/1416
Regiment/Service: 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 13th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Sunday, July 23, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Pommiers Redoubt
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Avenue of Trees in St Nicholas Park
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office