From Hoole History and Heritage Society

FAICHNEY, John Hamilton

Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales)

Rank: Lance Corporal

Number: 220703

Died: 8 October 1918

Aged: 30

Buried/Memorial: Rumilly-en-Cambersis Communal Cemetery, France

Address: 4 Westminster Road, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 9 October 1915


Mr D E Faichney of Westminster Road Hoole, a retired railway official, has five sons in the Army, namely David N who joined the Royal Field Artillery on August 18th, of last year and Harold D who joined the RFA on the same date and both of whom are with the Expeditionary Force in the Mediterranean, Hamilton who joined the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry in December 1914 and is now in Norfolk, Norman who joined the Cheshire RFAand is now in Surrey and Philip E who on April 15th joined the RFA and is now in Wiltshire.

Chester Chronicle 23 November 1918


Lance Cpl. Hamilton Faichney, Royal Berks. Rgt., second son of Mr. D. Faichney, 4 Westminster Road, Hoole, was killed in action on October 8th, the news, however, only reached his father last Sunday. As a boy he attended All Saint’s and the British Schools. Farming was the career he chose and after serving an apprenticeship with Messrs. Ledson, the Marsh Farm, Sealand, he obtained a farm bailiff’s appointment at Nottingham. He was aged 30, and one of a patriotic family of six brothers all serving their country at the front. The other 5 have come through unscathed.

The 1911 Census shows John Hamilton Faichney as a 22-year-old farmer working on March Farm Sealand for Joseph Ledson. The rest of the family are in Westminster Road. In 1901 he is there with father David, a railway worker, mother Mary, brothers Charles, David, Reginald and Harold and sister Edith.