Private 201449, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formally 4131, Royal West Kent Regiment. Enlisted Tonbridge , Kent. Died of Wounds 9th May 1917 aged 30. Buried in the Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel .
Born Leigh , Kent. Baptised on 10th October 1886 at St Mary’s Leigh. Third son of Harry J and Alice Faircloth of Ivy House, Leigh. The census 0f 1901 show a family of six sons and two daughters. The Father of the family is shown as a wheelwright and carpenter.
The Courier, 15 JUNE 1917
Leigh, Pte. F. Faircloth Killed
Mr and Mrs Faircloth, of Ivy House, Leigh, have been notified by the War Office of the death of their third son, Private Frank Faircloth, who has died from wounds received in action. Deceased joined the Royal West Kents, and was drafted to Egypt in July 1916. After crossing the dessert he took part in two serious engagements with the Turks, and lost his life on May 9th.