Lance Corporal Sidney William Farr

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Sep 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Dyeworks labourer


Hubbard's, Farley Hill

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

32 Cowper Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 16th November 1918
L-Cpl Sidney Willliam Farr

L-Cpl Sidney William Farr, 31137, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 29th, 1918. He died instantly from a gunshot in the head.

He had joined the Territorials in 1911 and was called up at the commencement of war. The 27-year-old had previously been invalided home with trench fever.

Born in Luton in 1891, he was a son of Henry and Sarah Farr, of 10 Elizabeth Street, Luton. He had married Mary Tomes at St Paul's Church, Luton, on May 12th, 1913, and they had two children – Lilian (born 1914) and Sydney William (1917), and lived at 32 Cowper Street. Sadly, Lily died in 1919.

Prior to war service, Sidney worked as a labourer at Hubbard's dye works at Farley Hill, Luton.

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L-Cpl Sidney Willliam Farr

Author: Deejaya

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