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Fallon Medal CardDenis Fallon was a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War (regiment number 63256). He fought in the Somme in 1916 and was one of the few in his regiment to survive the battle. He saw out the rest of the war in Italy by Lake Garda. He was born in 1896 in Wolverhampton, and was living at 119 Villiers Street with his mother and stepfather by the 1911 census. He volunteered to fight when the war started.

Board of Directors, A. J. Stevens & Company Ltd. (AJS)

Board of Directors, A. J. Stevens & Company Ltd. (AJS)

After the war, Fallon became a foreman for the company run by Wolverhampton-born industrialist Sir Charles Hayward (seen here in the back row, fourth from the left). He married Alice E. Hatton in 1924 and died aged 83 in 1980.

Very little else is known about Denis Fallon, so if you have any further information, please feel free to share it with us! The research for this blog was completed by volunteer Glenys Roberts.