Noel Worthington (Jack) Farmar

Male, (1896 - 1917)
FatherArthur James Farmar (1863 - 1932)
MotherJessie Myhill Worthington (1869 - 1907)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthNoel Worthington (Jack) Farmar was born 1896 in New Zealand. 
INFO INFO. Noel Worthington (Jack) Farmar born 1896 Dec 1, Blenheim, ref.583, Wairau District. NOTE Biography on page 6. (HistAlmLost 2:2 and 2:5-6.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Birth. 1897 Farmar, Noel Worthington #583 [MarQ, Wairau]. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341153.) 
INFO MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand. Farmar, Noel Worthington - WW1 12998 - Army, 1914-1917. Agency AABK; series 18805; accession W5537; box/item 85; record no. 0038976. Held at Wellington. (ArchNZArchwy.) 
INFO MARRIAGE INFO. 1915 Oct 18, Nelson. (HistAlmLost 2:5.) 
MarriageHe married Sydney Ellen Shaw, daughter of Alexander John Shaw and Sarah Margaret Parsons, 1915 in New Zealand. 
INFO ENLISTMENT ROLLS. New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915. 3rd Reinforcements to 4th Battalion, H company: Reg. no. 12998. Rank: Rifleman. Name: Noel Worthington Farmar. Occupation: Shipping Clerk. Name and address of next of kin: Mrs. N.W. Farmar (wife). 13 Beaver Road, Blenheim. (NZExped1914 LDS 6342571.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage. 1915 Farmar, Noel Worthington #9460. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
DeathNoel Worthington (Jack) Farmar died 20 November 1917 in France. 
INFO ROLL OF HONOR. Reg. no. 12998. Rank: L/Cpl. Name: Farmar, Noel Worthington. Unit, N.Z.R.B., Particulars of casualty: Died of wounds, France, 20/11/17. (NZRollHonour LDS0768487.) 
INFO CASUALTY RECORD. Lance Corporal N.W (Noel Worthington) Farmar. 1st Bn. 3rd, N.Z Rifle Brigade, service #12998, age 22, died of wounds 20 Nov 1917. Commemoration Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Sp. Mem. A. 1. Info-son of Arhtur James and Jessie Myhill Farmar of 13 Beaver Road, Blenheim; husband of Sydney Farmar of Beaver Road, Blenheim, N.Z. (ComWarGravD.) 
INFO CEMETERY. Polygon Wood Cemetery Zonnebeke. Farmar, Lce. Cpl. Noel Worthington, 12998. 1st Bn. 3rd N.Z. (Rifle) Brigade. Died of wounds 20th Nov 1917. Age 22. [names of parents and wife]. Sp.Mem.A.I. (WarGravPolyg p.18.) 
INFO GRAVE INFO: from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register: Rank: Lance Corporal. Initials: N.W. Surname: Farmar. Forenames: Noel Worthington. Unit Text: 1st Bn. 3rd. Regiment: N.Z. Rifle Brigade. Service No.: 12998. Age 22. Cause of death: died of wounds. Date of death: 20th Nov 1917. Commemoration: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood. Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belguim, Sp. Mem. A. 1. Additional information: Son of Arthur James and Jessie Myhill Farmar, of 13 Beaver Rd., Blenheim; husband of Sydney Farmar, of Beaver Road, Blenheim, N.Z. (ComWarGravH.) 
INFO FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL. Lance Corporal Noel Worthington Farmar, death 20 Nov 1917. Inscription: New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Burial: Buttes New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Plot: Spec.Mem. IX.AA.4. Find A Grave Memorial #12081207 Created by International Wargraves, 16 Oct 2005. The Find A Grave online memorial includes a general photograph of the cemetery and a photo of the individual grave marker. (FindAGrave.) 
INFO ROLL OF HONOUR personal notes. Marlborough Express 6 Dec 1917,p.5. Private Noel Wellington [sic] (Jack) Farmar ... is "among the brave fallen." Father recd cable message, son died of wounds while fighting on Western front, age 22. He "went away with one of the early reinforcements and has to his credit a lengthy, continuous and strenuous period of service. He was constantly on the firing line"... In the battle of the Somme, "he did not have his clothes off for ... 27 days." One occasion he was 1 of 4 survivors of machine gun section, another time 1 of 3. First leave a few weeks ago for 10 days in England. On "Blenheim staff of the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Agency Company when he enlisted." ... (CorresJOCAT Letter, 1Jun2003.) 
INFO ROLL OF HONOR LISTING. New Zealand casualties reported in Wellington, 6 Dec 1917. Reported died of wounds: Lance-Corpl. N.W. Farmar. (MarlExpress, 7 Dec 1917, page 3.) 
INFO DEATH DETAILS. Marlborough Express 20 Feb 1918. "Mrs. N.W. Farmar has received a couple of letters from non-commissioned officers of her late husband's company giving details of his death in action. One reads as follows: "It is with deep sympathy I write to tell you of your husband's death. In charge of a Lewis gun team, Lance-Corporal N.W. Farmar was on duty in the line when a shell blew his gun out. When on his way to headquarters to report and get another gun he stopped to ask his way when a stray bullet passed right through his head. He lived for a few hours and then passed away quietly. . . It will be some measure of consolation to know that he was greatly respected by all his mates, and in the testing time he proved his sterling worth." The second letter stated that the deceased soldier " had the good comradeship and affection of officers, non-coms, and men. He always fought his gun in the line like the man of good heart that he was. His was the noblest end that could come to any man." (MarlExprDig 20 Feb 1918, p.3.)