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:


Le Touquet Paris Plage Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



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




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 Ship’s Engineer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth, 29.

Rachel Elizabeth Farthing, 7, born Ipswich.

Samuel James Farthing, 6, born Ipswich.

William Isaachar Farthing, 3, born Ipswich.


1911  Polymedia Camp, Cyprus.


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


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Lydia Farthing – mother.



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