Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Richard Faulkner

6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. Regimental Number 2765
Born: ---- Died: 1916-09-11 Aged: -- Enlisted: Enlisted Derry.

Interred in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Brother of Margaret (Maggie) Faulkner, 34, Bridge Street, Derry.

Ginchy, the village of France where Private Faulkner received his fatal wounds, stood seven miles east of Albert and two miles north west of Combles. During the Great War it was prominent in the battles of the Somme in 1916. At time of death, Private Faulkner had a brother serving with the Highland Light Infantry.