Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 8716
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 29 on 12th March 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 34.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Samuel Farmer; husband of Jessie Farmer, 8 Spa Gardens, Foundry St. Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Paul's Church
A. Farmer, Private, Worcestershire Regiment was employed by the Midland Railway as a Porter in the Goods Department at Worcester Station. These details are recorded in the company’s memorial book.
Source: In Remembrance of the Brave Men of the Midland Railway who Gave their Lives in the Great War 1914-1919. Published by the company to coincide with the unveiling of the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby on Thursday 15th December 1921 at 11.45am.
A photograph of Private Alfred Farmer can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 18th March 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Alfred Farmer has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.