Regiment: A’ Battery, 228th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
Died: 26 September 1916
East Budleigh Memorial Cross, East Budleigh Memorial Tablet
Other Memorial: Maala Cemetery, Yemen [Google]
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Reginald Farr was born in East Budleigh, the son of Walter and Matilda Farr, who later moved to Brook Cottages, Littleham, Exmouth.
In 1911 he is recorded in the census as being a ‘servant lad’ working in Middle Street, East Budleigh.
By 1916 he was Trumpeter 2997 Reginald Farr, of ‘A’ Battery, 228th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. A Trumpeter was the Royal Field Artillery equivalent of a Private in an infantry regiment.
He is remembered with honour on the memorial in East Budleigh, and at Maala Cemetery, in Yemen, where he is buried. He is recorded as having died of dysentery.
The Maala Cemetery is the final resting place of 142 Commonwealth servicemen from the 1914-18 conflict, most of whom gave their lives in the defence of Aden, an important base in Yemen which was administered by the British from 1839 to 1967, and which was threatened by the Turks in the Great War.
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