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In Remembrance

Postby spike » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:02 pm

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19455 Private John FARRER
A Company 11th Border Regiment
Killed in action : 01/07/1916
Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial
Panel reference : Pier and Face 6A and 7C
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Age 34. Formerly a Coal Miner, of 17 Close Street Carlisle.
Son of Elizabeth Farrer of Gaitsgill, husband of Mary Farrer.
Father of 5 including my grandmother Nora.
Reported missing and wounded July 1st 1916 -
assumed to have died on that day Telegram sent August 1917.



No Stone, no grave, no urn to mark his ground,
The stars above his pall, the earth reborn his shroud.
He died to save his land, among the great unfound.
I am his kin, I know his tale, it makes me proud.......
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In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
A Company 11th Border Regiment k.i.a. 1st July 1916
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Re: In Remembrance

Postby kerchi » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:20 am

A nice-looking headstone John is commemorated on, shame about some of those missing letters.

Spike, was there not a photo of John Farrer anywhere in the family archives? Would have been interesting to see what your great grandfather looked like?
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: In Remembrance

Postby spike » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:40 pm

kerchi wrote:A nice-looking headstone John is commemorated on, shame about some of those missing letters.

Spike, was there not a photo of John Farrer anywhere in the family archives? Would have been interesting to see what your great grandfather looked like?



If only.......
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Re: In Remembrance

Postby plbramham » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:04 pm

There is an ancient "Farrers" coffee shop in Kendal, ( on Stricklandgate - the "main street", a few hundred yards from war memorial) which does have a WW1 memorial plaque. Just wondered if a relative?
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