Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1917; age 20; Died of Wounds.

Employed: Messrs. Packard and Sons, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Next of Kin: Mrs. Osborn, of the Saracen’s Head, Ipswich – sister & Mr. & Mrs. Farthing, of 4, Goodings Court, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich – parents.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 290232

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 3433, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Wimereux Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Elizabeth Farthing, of Ipswich.




1901   4, Reeves Yard, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Robert Farthing, 49, born Trimley, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Farthing (nee Brill), 42, born Ipswich.

Alice Farthing, 11, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Union Court, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old and living with his parents.

Robert, 59, a Quay Labourer – out of work.

Elizabeth, 51, Nursing.

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