FARMER Frederic Stanley
Regiment : 1st/2nd Battalion attached 14th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : F0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 22 on 20th July 1917
Buried : Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France, Grave I. D. 14.
Relatives : Son of Frederick and Margaret Ann Farmer, 145 Bromyard Rd., Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St John in Bedwardine Church. Worcester Royal Grammar School. Worcestershire County Council WW1 War Memorial.
Frederic attended the Royal Grammar School in Worcester between 1906 and 1912. Before joining the army he worked in the County Finance Office at Shirehall, Worcester. Following 4 months of training at Newmarket, he was commissioned into the 14th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. After the end of the Arras battles, the battalion was based nearby at St Nicholas having been involved with work on defences and communications. After just 7 weeks in France, he was killed by shellfire.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.
A photograph of Second Lieutenant F.S. Farmer can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 4th August 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.