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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Pte 32667 Joseph Fallding

  • Age: 19
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Saturday 14th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

Joseph Fallding was born in 1897 in Liverpool and was baptised on the 10th November, 1897 at St Bridget’s Church of England Church, Wavertree. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Margaret Fallding (nee Holliday), of 40 Cecil St, Wavertree, Liverpool who had married at St Mary's Church, Edge-Hill, Liverpool in 1887.

The 1901 Census shows the family living at 40, Cecil Street, Wavertree, Liverpool.

The Father Daniel is aged 49 and is a grain weigher in a corn warehouse. His wife Mary Margaret is aged 34, born 1867 in Liverpool is a Housekeeper. At the taking of the Census they have six children, Frederick aged 12, Reginald aged 10, Hilda aged 8, Elsie aged 6, Joseph aged 3 and George Edward  born 1901.   


The 1911 Census shows the family still living at 40 Cecil Street, Wavertree, Liverpool.

The Father Daniel is aged 62, born 1849 (The 1901 Census shows his year of birthas 1852) and is a Clerk in a Grain Warehouse and was born in Wentworth, Yorkshire. His wife Mary Margaret is aged 45, born 1866 in Liverpool is a Housekeeper. They have been married for 25 years and have had seven children. At the taking of the Census they have six children all being born in Liverpool living at the address, Frederick who was aged 22, born 1889 and Reginald aged 20, born 1891 have now left the family home. Elsie is aged 16, born 1895 occupation Clerk, Dye Works, Joseph aged 13, born 1898, George Edward, aged 10, born 1901 and John Arthur aged 7, born 1904 are still at school.

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 32667 when he was killed in action on the 14th October 1916 aged 19 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

He is also commemorated on St Bridget’s C. of E. Church, Wavertree.

We currently have no further information on Joseph Fallding, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Baptismal records show Joseph was born in 1897 and the Census records hold the year 1898.

Soldiers effects to his mother Mary Margaret and pension was for both Daniel to mother Mary Margaret, and Frank to his step-mother Mary Margaret.


His brother Frank was also killed in action on the 29th September, 1916 whilst serving with the York and Lancaster Regiment. He has no known grave and is also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Prior to the outbreak of war he had been a Tailor Salesman.

Frank's birth is "out of wedlock", his mother was Mary Hulme on 1881 Census. Frank wasn't named on the GRO just his father.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 14th August 1920.
Pte 16017 Joseph Ellis
25 years old