Farr, Percy

Farr, Percy 


Military History:


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


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

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 1915 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:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



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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