Ernest Fallon (or Fallan as the name was frequently written during his childhood) moved from Birmingham to Wickhamford some time between 1911 and 1914. Private Fallon (or Lance Corporal as he is shown on the Wickhamford church memorial) is recorded on the war memorial in St John the Baptist Church, Wickhamford, Wickhamford Memorial Hall and on the Loos Memorial, France.
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Private Ernest Fallon joined 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt (No 14968) went to France on 27th May 1915 and was killed in action on 26th September 1915. He was born in Birmingham and enlisted in Evesham – his Wickhamford connection is unknown. He is listed on the Loos Memorial (Panel 64 & 65), as his body was never recovered. In 1911 in the census, there was a man of this name, a public house potman, aged 27, living at the Erdington Arms, Gravelly Hill, who was probably the man concerned. He was the son of William Fallon of Saltley, Birmingham, born in 1883, and his age given at enlistment was incorrect as at his death he was recorded as being aged 30. In some records his surname is spelled ‘Fallan’. His family requested his campaign medals, the 1914/15 Star, Victory and British War medals. He is recorded on the Wickhamford Church War Memorial as a Lance Corporal, but the Army records give his rank as ‘Private’.