Charles Percy Farmar

Male, (1877 - 1937)
FatherFrederick Thomas Farmar (1833 - 1913)
MotherEllen Chant (circa 1841 - 1934)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthCharles Percy Farmar was born 30 January 1877 in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. 
INFO NAME Charles Percy Farmar from his father Frederick Thomas Farmar's will of 1908. (NZArchChWill CH171 CH7973/1913.) 
INFO BIRTH NOTICE. Marlborough Express, Sat, 3 Feb 1877. BIRTHS."On Jan.30, at Grove Road, the wife of Mr. F. T. Farmar, of a son." (MarlExpress 3 Feb 1877.) 
INFO FATHER'S OBITUARY Marlborough Express 26 June 1913 lists son Charles Farmar of Auckland. (MarlExpress, June 26, 1913, page 5e.) 
INFO MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand. Farmar, Charles - WW1 26/774 - Army, 1914-1917. Agency AABK; series 18805; accession W5537; box/item 85; record no. 0038974. Held at Wellington. (ArchNZArchwy.) 
INFO ENLISTMENT. N.Z. Rifle Brigade 1915. 4th Battalion, A company. Reg. no. 26/774. Rank: Rifleman. Name: Charles Farmar Occupation: Seaman. Next-of-kin: Mrs. F. T. Farmar (mother), 252 Armagh Street, Christchurch. (NZExped1914 LDS6342571 roll 24, p.20.) 
INFO ARMY PERSONNEL FILE. Farmar, Charles. 4thBn 3rd NZ R.B. rank:Rfm [rifleman]. #26/774. Occup: seaman. Last employer. G. Riddle, Mercury Island. Religion: CofE. Born Blenheim 30.1.77. Last NZ address: 21 Upper Vincent St. Auckland. Next-of-kin. mother Mrs. Fred. Thos. Farmar 252 Armagh St Chch. [File contains 12 pages]. Pages 1-3 views of "History Sheet" relating to British War Medal Victory Medal awarded 31 Oct 1923. Death at Waikari 23-7-37 noted on form with "Died since discharge" stamp. Good signature. Form orig. sent to address: c/o G.J. Pow Fenmehurst[?] Parnassus. Page 4-"Statement of services" -summary of service. Pages 5-6:"Casualty Form-Active Service". Enlisted 12 Oct 1915. Disembarked Suez 15-3-16. Embarked for France 7-4-16. In the field, deprived of 3 days pay for insolence to a superior officer 11-4-17. Hospitalized with mumps 23-4-17. Rejoined unit 6-5-17. Wounded in action 7-6-17. Hospitalized in Rouen for leg fracture 9-6-17. Embarked for England N.Z.E.F. hospital Brockenhurst England 14-6-17. Classified unfit for service by medical board 30-7-17. Embarked for NZ on "Maheno" from Avonmouth England 8-8-17. Pages 7-8 "Medical Report on an Invalid" 15 July 1917. Age 40. Enlisted August 1915 Auckland. Disability: G.S.W.[?] left lower limb wih fracture of tibia & fibula. Date of disability: 8/6/17. Place Messines France. Facts "Sitting at bottom of trench when hit by stray fragment of H.E....Sent to hospital at Rouen for 6 days and then transferred here." description of infection and bone fragments, unable to move ankle or toes. Present condition: "General condition is good. Wound is healing nicely. No recovery of function. ..." Recommendation: "Discharge as permanently unfit." Location: New Zealand General Hospital Brockhurst [England]. Page 9-"Opinion of the Medical Board." 'that he be sent to N.Z. for discharge as P.U. for war service." Pages 10-11 "Attestation."signed 13 Oct 1915 and medical form signed 27 Jul 1917. Charles Farmar, age 38. Height 5ft,5in. Weight 9st 6lb Chest min-32", max-35". Complexion: fresh. Eyes: Blue. Hair: Dark. Religious profession: C of E. Marks: Large burn in front of chest. Page 12 "Military History Sheet" NZ from 13/10/15 to 4/2/16 115 days. Foreign 5/2/16 to 16/9/17 1year 224 days. NZ1/9/17 to 30/11/17 75 days. Total 2years 49 days. Discharge 30 /11/17. Intended residence on discharge (NZWW1File AABK 18805 W5537/85 0038974.) 
INFO PASSENGER ARRIVAL. Auckland. C. Farmar on vessel Maheno. Departed: VAR [=various] BRITISH. Arrived: NZ Ports 16 Sep 1917. Male, Title: RFN [=rifleman ??]. Occupation: Returning wounded. Archives NZ ref BBAO 5552/4a page 519. In database: Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1886 [sic]. (AuckPassArr.) 
INFO BROTHER'S OBITUARY. Marlborough Express, 28 Jul 1932 Arthur James Farmar. Survivors include Charles Farmar of Canterbury. (MarlExpress, 28 July 1932.) 
INFO MOTHER'S OBITUARY Marlborough Express, 20 July 1934 Mrs. Ellen Farmar - lists son Charles Farmar of Canterbury. (MarlExpress, July 20, 1934, p.4f.) 
DeathHe died 23 July 1937 in Waikari, New Zealand, at age 60. 
INFO DEATH and FUNERAL Notices. 24 Jul 1937 newspaper. Death July 23 at Waikari, Charles Farman [sic] of Mason's Flat, aged 59 years. Funeral to leave Waikari Hospital Sun July25 at 1pm for Waikari Cemetery. (UnkNZNews.) 
INFO CEMETERY INFO. Waikari Cemetery Plot WK197. Charles Farmar. farm labourer, age 59. Death 23 Jul 1937. Interment 25 Jul 1937. Address Masons Flat, Hawarden, North Canterbury. Nationality: Blenheim NZ. Cause of death: Syncope, bronchitis. Clergyman: W.H. Johnson. Funeral director: Shaw & Son. Parents: Frederick Thomas Farmar, Ellen Chant. (HurCounCem.) 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. Rangiora #44. Charles Farmar, farm labourer, male, age 59. d. 23 July 1937 at Waikari Hospital, Waikari from Masons Flat. Cause: 1) Syncope, 2) Myocardial degeneration 6 months, 3) Bronchitis 14 days. Doctor J.B. Page; last seen 22 Jul 1937. Parents Frederick Thomas Farmar, Ellen Farmar Chant, father brewer. Burial 25th July 1937, Waikari Cemetery, W.H. Johnson, Presbyterian minister. Born Blenheim, in N.Z. 59 yrs. No marriage listed. Informant James C? Shaw, undertaker, Rangiora. Registrar R.H. Davis, 31 July 1937. (NZDeaCert 1937 #3070.)