Farmer, P J D
PERCY JOHN DIX FARMER
Remembered with honour Westoutre British Cemetery: Row K, Grave 14.
He enlisted at St Paul’s Churchyard, London, for Short Service 7 September 1914: a sugar broker’s clerk aged 26, 5’8″ tall, unmarried, C of E. He served at Home 7 September 1914 to 29 August 1915, and in France from 30 August 1915 until his death. He was promoted Corporal 22 October 1914, Sergeant 9 December 1914, and confirmed C.Q.M.S. 24 March 1915. He was originally buried in an isolated grave at the side of the road about 3¾ miles SSW of Poperinghe. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and was killed in action. He was gazetted 17 June 1918 for the Meritorious Service Medal.
Son of Sarah (nee DIX) and the late George FARMER; husband of Evelyn (nee MACKLOW) FARMER of Enfield, Middx.
His parents married 8 February 1875 at St Thomas’, Marylebone, London. George died 1903 in the Edmonton, Middx, district aged 56. Sarah, with four of her children, emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa, 24 December 1919 aboard the Union Castle Line Llanstephen Castle aged 67.
Percy was born c1887 in Enfield, and was an organist and choirmaster at St Matthew’s Church, Ponders End, Middx. He married 5 March 1918 at St Andrew’s, Enfield. A Mrs E FARMER emigrated to Cape Town 31 December 1920 aboard the Union Castle Line Balmoral Castle aged 29.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Enfield, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a barber’s assistant aged 13, he still lived in Enfield, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a broker’s Clerk aged 23, he still lived in Enfield, with his widowed mother and one sibling.
RankCompany Quartermaster Serjeant
Date of death17/04/1918
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)