Second Lieutenant Frederick Ewen Baldwin Falkiner

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Attached: Flying Corps
Date published: 28/12/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 21/08/1917
Age at death: 22
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: I. AA. 20
Information: Second Lieutenant Frederick Ewen Baldwin Falkiner, Royal Irish Rifles, attached Flying Corps, was reported missing on August 21st, 1917, and later, by a message dropped from a German aeroplane, announced killed. He entered the Army on September 16th, 1914, by enlisting in the Pals' Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was through the landing at Suvla Bay, in August, 1915, and the winter campaign in Serbia, for his services in which he was awarded the Bronze Medal for Valour by the King of Italy. Later he received a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles and served with them in France at the taking of Messines Ridge. For capturing a machine gun position against great odds and taking thirty prisoners, he was awarded the Military Cross. Returning to England he joined the Royal Flying Corps and had just begun work in France as an observer when he met his death. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Henry Baldwin Falkiner and Mrs. Falkiner, of Greenoge, Terenure Road, Dublin, and was aged 22 years.