CHARLES WILLIAM FARTHING

 

 

Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1915; Died of Wounds – Canadian Stationary Hospital, Le Touquet.

No. 2. Canadian Stationary Hospital opened on the 3rd March 1914 in the Golf Club Hotel, Le Touquet, with 320 beds, expanding to 520.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7685; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.B.2.

Le Touquet Paris Place Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Elizabeth Lydia Farthing, of 42, Fore Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   9, Albert Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 5 weeks old and living with his mother & 2 maternal aunts.

Elizabeth Lydia Farthing (nee Gammage), 20, an Able Seaman’s Wife, born Ipswich.

Sophia Gammage, 18, a Stay – Factory.

Hannah Gammage, 9.

 

In 1891, Charles’s father, Charles James Farthing, 27, an Able Seaman, on board ‘Mistley Park’. Scheduled to arrive at Harwich, Essex -13th April 1891.

 

1901   9, Little Baker Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 36, an Assistant Ships Engineer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth, 29.

Rachel Elizabeth Farthing, 7, born Ipswich.

Samuel James Farthing, 6, born Ipswich.

William Isaachar Farthing, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Arabia, Cyprus & Gibraltar.

 

Charles was 21, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

 

 Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-regiment/

http://www.suffolkregiment.org/Menu.html

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