Lance Corporal Sidney William Farr
Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
29 Sep 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Hubbard's, Farley Hill
Place of Birth
World War I Address
32 Cowper Street
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 16th November 1918
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.