Percy Farr

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WW1 - Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Percy Farr

         

Military History:     

 

Regiment: Household Cavalry and  
 Cavalry of the Line 
Hertfordshire Yeomanry 1/1st Battalion

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
106008/2817

Date of Enlisting:
10.11.1915

Date of death:
11.7.1917

Cemetery/ Memorial: 
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq, XX.M.7

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

Percy was a private in the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line Regiment, Hertfordshire Yeomanry 1/1st Battalion. He joined the army in November 1916 and after completing his training was posted to the Middle East in October 1916. Percy died on 11th July 1917 in Mesopotamia as a result of the effects of sunstroke and was one of three brothers (cousins?) who lost their lives during the war.

He is commemorated at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq grave ref XX.M.7., on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour, and on the Ashwell Village Memorial.

Percy was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1892

Birth Place:
London

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Percy was the nephew of Edward and Kate (nee Farr) Mole of Ashwell and was brought up by the couple from a very early age. 

He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.

Percy was one of three brothers (cousins?) who lost their lives during the war.

 

 

Name:

 Percy Farr

Birth Place:

 London

Residence:

 Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

 11.7.1917

Enlistment Place:

 Hertford, Hertfordshire

Rank:

 Private

Regiment:

 Household Cavalry and   Cavalry of the Line

Battalion:

 Hertfordshire Yeomanry 1/1st   Battalion

Regimental Number:         

 106008/2817

Type of Casualty:

 Died of sunstroke

Theatre of War:

 Asiatic Theatres, Mesopotamia

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