FARR , Edward Henry
(Service number 28867)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 December 1916||Place of Birth||Ballintow, Kilmacrenan, County Westmeath, Province Of Leinster, Northern Ireland|
|Date||28 June 1916||Age||23|
|Address at Enlistment||Railway Hotel, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Farr, Ballintow, Kilmacrenan, County Westmeath, Province Of Leinster, Northern Ireland|
|Medical Information||Fit For Service|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||NZ Training Unit|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Training Unit|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
31 June 1916 - Influenza Admitted Wairaraph Hospital Trentham Camp 2 July 1916 - Transfered To Cottage HospitalWith Measles 11 August 1916 - Died of Pneumonia Following Measeles
|Date||8 November 1916||Age||29|
|Place of Death||Trentham|
|Cause||Died from pnemonia following Measles Cwhile training with the NZEF in New Zealand|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand|
|New Zealand Memorials||2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall; Albury War Memorial; Mackenzie War Memorial, Fairlie, 2016 additions|
Edward was born in Ireland, the son of Mrs Farr of Vale of Avoca, County Wicklow.
It is possible he was working at enlistment, on the farm of Dillon Bros at Albury before he enlisted at Timaru.
On enlistment he was single, a farmhand and staying at the Railway hotel, Timaru. Mrs Farr in Ireland was listed as next of kin and also a friend, D. Neill ofTimaru. He is listed as an Anglican: he was 5'7" tall.
He was in the training camp at Trentham, near Wellington when he was admitted to hospital on 31 July 1916: he had contracted measles and then pneumonia developed, resulting in his death. He is buried at the Karori Cemetery Wellington.
Paul McNicholl's list of additional names for the Tiimaru Memorial Wall (August 2013); Auckland War Memorial MuseumCenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records Ref. (659 205 4620 2927 4156) [11/11/2013];
- Edward Henry FARR biography by Jennifer Cordes (Mackenzie Genealogical Group) (pdf, 64.0 KB updated 22-Mar-2018)
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J Cordes, Mackenzie Genealogical Group, P Buchannan
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