A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Ventnor Cemetery : A A Farrow -

Location

In Ventnor Cemetery, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Grave location A 2688B.
Headstone

Ventnor Cemetery : A A Farrow
 
Inscription


68686 PRIVATE
A A FARROW
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
8TH NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 21
+
TO LIVE IN HEARTS
WE LEAVE BEHIND
IS NOT TO DIE


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Biographical details

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 15, 1918 Page 1

Another sad death is that of Pte. Adolphus Farrow, son of Mrs. H. Farrow, of Albert Street. He was invalided from the Army about eighteen months ago and had worked for some time for Drover and Son. Three weeks since he was ordered up for re-examination, as an outcome of which he again joined the colours, and was sent to his regiment in Ireland. Last Friday his mother was summoned to his bedside, but death took place the same day from pneumonia. Pte. Farrow called at this office before re-joining and was elated at the prospect of again serving his country. Now, after a few brief days, we have to record his death.

Page 2

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Mrs. Farrow and family wish to thank their many friends for expressions of sympathy and for floral tributes sent.

Page 2

Obituary
PTE. ALFRED ADOLPHUS FARROW.
Another young Ventnor man has died a few days after being called up with the colours. Pte. Farrow, son of Mrs. Farrow, Albert Street, served in the I.W. Rifles from the outbreak of war until August, 1916, when he was invalided. He re-joined about the middle of October. He became ill at his depot in Ireland last week and died from pneumonia on Friday. He was 21 years of age. The body was brought to Ventnor for interment, and the funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) at Ventnor Cemetery, the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun being the officiating minister. The obsequies were of a military character the coffin being borne to the Cemetery on a gun carriage, which was in charge of Sergt. Cotton, of Ventnor. Members of the Volunteers formed the firing party. The mourners were Mrs. Farrow (mother), Mr. P. Farrow (brother), Mrs. Attrill, Misses N.E. and E. Farrow (sisters), Mr. and Mrs. E. Chambers (uncle and aunt), Mr. J. Attrill (nephew), Miss Warne, Miss Perkins, Mr. J. Black, Mr. W. Haynes. There were many beautiful wreaths as follows:- From Mother, brothers and sisters, Ena and Tom, Aunt Sarah and Uncle Ned, Min and Lil (cousins), Gertrude and Joe (cousins), and little ones, Albert and Rose, Herbie, Ethel, and little Ruby, Mrs. Warne, May and Elsie, Mrs. Perkins and Flo, a friend, all friends at Fairholme, from his late employers Drover and Son, Mabel, Misses Smith and Gibbs, from Joe, Mrs. Ramm and fam. (Gatcombe), Mr. and Mrs Peach, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Briddon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Haynes.


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