Farmer, E A
ERNEST/EARNEST ALBERT FARMER
Remembered with honour Regina Trench Cemetery: Plot IV, Row F, Grave 1.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 26817 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Ernest in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 April 1917.
Son of Joseph and Emma Meadows (nee SPARKS) FARMER.
His parents married 1877 in the Hatfield, Herts, district. Joseph died 1924 in Bushey, Herts, aged 67, and was buried 29 February at St James’, Bushey; Emma died 1937 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 27 December, also at St James.
Ernest was born 10 February 1886 in Symonds Hyde, Herts, and baptised 6 May 1888 at St Leonard’s, Sandridge, Herts. He attended Hatfield Church of England School from 28 September to 16 November 1891, and again from 11 January 1892 to 17 July 1893.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Coopers Green, Herts, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 15 he still lived in Coopers Green, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a shepherd aged 25, he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death17/02/1917
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)