William Henry Farmer


1895 Aug 25. Born Abingdon, Berkshire

1901 census at Butts Lane, Longworth, Abingdon

1911 census at Police Station, Sandhurst, Camberley, Berks

He was a student before he joined up.

1915 Mar 30 Landed in France

1917 Aug 1 Commissioned Leicester Regt

1918 Sep 23 Joined RAF (from Leicesters). He appears to have been a 2nd Lt on his transfer.

1919 Feb 1. 5th Bn., Leicester Regt.— 2nd Lt. W. H. Farmer to be Lt. On the 18 month rule I would expect his commission to be around 1 Aug 1917

1919 May 14 Married May Clare at Clanfield, Oxfordshire

1921 May 24. Joined ADRIC with service no 1998. Posted F Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register Living with wife May at 23 Hobleythick Lane , Southend-on-Sea C.B., Essex. He is a Representative Travelling Fire & Safety Engineer

1940 Nov 1. Commission as Pilot Officer. William Henry FARMER (88085).

1947 Oct 14. The undermentioned cease to hold positions as Assistants to the Provost Marshal:— Squadron Leaders:— W. H. FARMER (88085).

1954 Jul 9 . Relinquished his commission. Squadron Leaders, retaining the rank of Wing Commander: W. H. FARMER (88085).

1957 Dec 11. Died Rochford, Middlesex,

1958 Jan 24. Probate. Of 23 Hobleydick Lane, Southend on Sea died at General Hospital, Rochford. Probate to May Farmer widow. Effects £4388 9s 11d.