Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
11193   Private George Farr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/02/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
George Farr was the son of Robert and Annie Farr. George was born in Drumglass about 1893.By 1901 the family where living at Claggan, Crossdernot, Tyrone. By 1911, 20 year old George had left home and moved to Dungororan, Crossdernot, Tyrone where he was working as a servant for the Jackson family, who were farmers. His father had died and the family now lived at Lisnagleer, Crossdernot, Tyrone. George Farr was following a family tradition when he left his home at Claggan, Mulnagore, Dungannon, to go to war. A brother had been killed in the South African campaign more than 15 years previously. George Farr enlisted in Dungannon. Private George Farr was with the 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was killed in action on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 751226
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Farr family Lists George as age 8 at house 1 in Claggan, Crossdernot, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Gorge" Farr Lists George as age 20 at house 1 in Dungororan, Crossdernot, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Farr family Does not list George at house 19 in Lisnagleer, Crossdernot, Tyrone
4 Brother - Private Robert Farr Brother of George Farr
5 From the Mid-Ulster Mail : 29/6/2006 Confirms George and Robert Farr as brothers
6 Military documents of James Farr Brother of George Farr. Survived the war. Available as pdf
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023