Born: 7th August 1895, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Died: 11th March 1917; age 21; died of Diabetes – 7 days and Coma – 14 hours, at the Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Informant: Father – James A. Farrow, of 397, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Residence: 397, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Storekeeper – Motor Engineer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 201292

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 3929, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

BA. I. 29.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   379, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Bernard was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

James Andrew Farrow, 37, a Miller’s Carter, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Emily Farrow (nee Mann), 34, born Rushmere St. Andrew.

Percy Andrew Farrow, 12, born Rushmere St. Andrew.

Albert Edward Farrow, 10, born Rushmere St. Andrew.

William Gowen Farrow, 3, born Rushmere St. Andrew.

Alexander Alfred Farrow, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   397, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Bernard was 15 years old, a Cycle Shop Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 47, a Miller’s Carter – Joseph Fison & Co. Ltd.

Emily, 44.

Percy, 22, a Grocer’s Porter.

Albert, 20, a Motor Spirit Warehouseman – C. Stuart Butters.

William, 13, a Bread Deliverer – Van Boy – Co-op Society.

Alexander, 11.

Evelyn Emily Farrow, 6, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to James A. Farrow – father.


Bernard is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

One Comment

  • How interesting. Bernard Farrow was my grandfather’s brother. My grandfather was Alexander Farrow, the youngest, who fought in the First World War as a Lewis gunner and survived.


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