Never Forgotten....

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Never Forgotten....

Postby spike » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:24 pm

100 years ago today, my Great Grandfather -
John Farrer - born 1st October 1882 in Gaitsgill, Cumberland.

19455 Private John Farrer
11th (Service) Battalion, Border Regiment
The Lonsdale Pals Battalion.
Killed in action 1st July 1916 , age 34.
near Authuille, Somme
In the Great Battle of the Somme, The Big Push.
Father of Five children, Husband of Mary.
Resident of 7 South Street , Carlisle

FARRER- previously reported missing, now presumed dead on July 1st 1916.
Private J Farrer, Border Regiment.
"We little thought when he left home he would no more return,
And he so soon in death would sleep and leave us here to mourn."
"We think we see his smiling face as he bade his last good-bye ;
He left his home for ever in a foreign land to die."

"Ever remembered by his sorrowing wife and five children."

For Our Tomorrows,
He gave His Today

"Never Forgotten"
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Re: Never Forgotten....

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:55 pm

Never forgotten Spike.
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Re: Never Forgotten....

Postby kerchi » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:05 pm

I know this is a little late but my thoughts are the same. Both our great grandfathers died on the same day in the same bitter struggle and because of that action there is a forum and I have had the pleasure of knowing Spike, all be it mostly via emails, this forum and only one visit in person, for 10 years.

It was reading about John Farrer all that time ago while working on research that opened my eyes to the Lonsdales and whole new world of our forebears in the First World War. A recent chat with a colleague brought about the subject of the centenary of the death of my Great Grandfather John Bardgett. Because of that conversation it rekindled an interest to work on creating a Lonsdale-specific wiki, which I am glad to say I am still working on almost every day. A project such as the wiki will continue for many years to come and in the process keep the memory of those alive that fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Never forgotten.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Never Forgotten....

Postby plbramham » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:17 pm

Missed that one Spike as I could not access the Forum.
I was on the Somme between 3rd and 5th for the centenary.
I'm going back on 11 th November for Armistice Day services at Menin Gate.
I have been asked by Kendal Town Council and Kendal Royal British Legion to lay a wreath.
Regards Paul
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