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- Biography -
- Alfred Adophus Farrow -

Unknown person Name : Alfred Adophus Farrow

Son of the late Henry Farrow [died 1914] and Jane Mary Carpenter Farrow (née Page), of Willow Cottage, Albert St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1897, Ventnor.

  Census information :

1901 : Henry and Jane M Farrow, and their children including Alfred aged 3, are at 5, Lewes Cottages, Market Street, Ventnor. Henry Farrow is a Carriage Driver.

1911 : Jane Mary Carpenter Farrow, and her family including Alfred Adolphus aged 13, are at 96 Albert Street, Ventnor. She is a charwoman.

  Service Details :

Private 68686 Alfred Adophus Farrow, 1st Garrison Bn. Worcestershire Regiment.

Enlisted 1 March 1913 as Rifleman 1264 Adolphus Farrow 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)
Discharged 18 August 1916 as medically unfit for service.
Re-enlisted October 1918 and died of pneumonia in Ireland 8 November 1918.
Ventnor Cemetery : A A Farrow Casualty Details :

Died 8 November 1918, aged 21

Buried at Ventnor Cemetery, Isle of Wight

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents :


Friday, November 15, 1918 Page 1

Another sad death is that of Pte. Adolphus Farrow, son of Mrs. H. Farrow, of Albert Street. He was invalided from the Army about eighteen months ago and had worked for some time for Drover and Son. Three weeks since he was ordered up for re-examination, as an outcome of which he again joined the colours, and was sent to his regiment in Ireland. Last Friday his mother was summoned to his bedside, but death took place the same day from pneumonia. Pte. Farrow called at this office before re-joining and was elated at the prospect of again serving his country. Now, after a few brief days, we have to record his death.

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Mrs. Farrow and family wish to thank their many friends for expressions of sympathy and for floral tributes sent.

Page 2

Another young Ventnor man has died a few days after being called up with the colours. Pte. Farrow, son of Mrs. Farrow, Albert Street, served in the I.W. Rifles from the outbreak of war until August, 1916, when he was invalided. He re-joined about the middle of October. He became ill at his depot in Ireland last week and died from pneumonia on Friday. He was 21 years of age. The body was brought to Ventnor for interment, and the funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) at Ventnor Cemetery, the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun being the officiating minister. The obsequies were of a military character the coffin being borne to the Cemetery on a gun carriage, which was in charge of Sergt. Cotton, of Ventnor. Members of the Volunteers formed the firing party. The mourners were Mrs. Farrow (mother), Mr. P. Farrow (brother), Mrs. Attrill, Misses N.E. and E. Farrow (sisters), Mr. and Mrs. E. Chambers (uncle and aunt), Mr. J. Attrill (nephew), Miss Warne, Miss Perkins, Mr. J. Black, Mr. W. Haynes. There were many beautiful wreaths as follows:- From Mother, brothers and sisters, Ena and Tom, Aunt Sarah and Uncle Ned, Min and Lil (cousins), Gertrude and Joe (cousins), and little ones, Albert and Rose, Herbie, Ethel, and little Ruby, Mrs. Warne, May and Elsie, Mrs. Perkins and Flo, a friend, all friends at Fairholme, from his late employers Drover and Son, Mabel, Misses Smith and Gibbs, from Joe, Mrs. Ramm and fam. (Gatcombe), Mr. and Mrs Peach, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Briddon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Haynes.


Friday, November 22, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
... The Council on the motion of the Chairman, passed votes of condolence with the relatives of Ptes. E. McGonnell, W. Scovell, A.A. Farrow, and Sapper Harold Jenkins. Letters acknowledging the Council's sympathy were read from the Rev. A.P. Clayton, Mrs. Smith, &c.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, July 16, 1943 Page 2

FARROW. - On July 15, at Willow Cottage, Albert Street, Ventnor, Jane Mary C. Farrow, widow of the late Henry Farrow, in her 84th year.

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DEATH OF OLD RESIDENT. - Mrs. Jane Mary C. Farrow, widow of Mr. Henry Farrow, died at her home, Willow Cottage, Albert Street, yesterday (Thursday) morning in her 84th year. She was fairly active to the last and on the previous afternoon had been sitting in her garden. A native of Southampton, Mrs. Farrow was married at St. Catherine's Church at the age of twenty. She leaves a family of two sons and four daughters, and there are 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her late husband will be remembered as a former coachman in the service of Dr. Bassano. Mrs. Farrow was a hard-working woman, with a happy, cheerful disposition which endeared her to all.


Friday, July 23, 1943 Page 2

FARROW. - The family of the late Mrs. J.M. Farrow wish to thank friends and neighbours for sympathy shown, and for lovely floral tributes sent for the funeral.

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THE LATE MRS. FARROW. - The funeral of Mrs. J.M.C. Farrow, of Willow Cottage, Albert Street, whose death at the age of 83 we recorded last week, took place on Monday, the Vicar (Rev. L.K. Morton) officiating. The first part of the service was held at St. Catherine's Church, followed by interment at the Cemetery. The chief mourners were Marine F. Farrow and Sapper P.G. Farrow (sons), Mrs. Attrill, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Cass and Miss Farrow (daughters), Mr. J.T. Attrill and L/Ac. D. Cass (sons-in-law), Mrs. F.J. Farrow (daughter-in-law), Mrs. Sharpe, Mrs. Cotton, Mrs. Cook, Misses Jean, Olive and Betty Farrow and Cpl. E. Attrill (grandchildren), Mrs. Elliot and Mrs. Arnold (nieces), Mr. D. Ross and Mrs. Young.
(the remaining mourners and list of floral tributes have not been transcribed)

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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Page last updated : 13 March 2015 (added further newspaper reports)


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