George Horwood FAUCKNER

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FAUCKNER, George Horwood

Service Number: WX1552
Enlisted: 17 January 1940, Perth, WA Probabtionary Lieutenant
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Field Regiment
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 12 June 1916
Home Town: Mount Lawley, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: State School Western Australia
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Killed in action, Crete, Greece, 21 May 1941, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Suda Bay War Cemetery (Souda Bay) Greece
Section 1, Row B, Plot 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Jan 1940: Enlisted Lieutenant, SN WX1552, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment, Perth, WA Probabtionary Lieutenant
8 Feb 1940: Promoted Lieutenant, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment
3 May 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, SN WX1552, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment, "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941
21 May 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, SN WX1552, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment, "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Horwood FAUCKNER was born in Perth, Western Australia on 12th June, 1916

His parents were Edgar Horwood FAUCKNER & Mary (Mollie) BYRNE who married on 28th January, 1914 at St Georges Cathedral, Perth, WA

After leaving school he was employed at Nestles Chocolate as a Salesman.  Prior to his enlistment he served in an Artillery Militia Unit from Feb. 1935 rising through the ranks to Sergeant and then Lieutenant

He enlisted in Perth on 17th January, 1940 and embarked on the HMAT Queen Mary in May, 1940 with the 2/3rd Field Regiment - the regiment camped at Wiltshire and then Colchester where he attended two artillery courses at Larkhill, UK

George was Killed in Action on 21st May, 1941 in Crete, Greece and is buried in the Suda Bay Cemetery in Greece

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and he has a memorial plaque in the Botanical Gardens in Western Australia

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