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Company Sergeant Major Nelson Farrar

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Nelson Farrar was the son of Tom Harrison and Agnes Farrar. He followed in his father's profession as an architect, working for Jackson and Fox. He was a keen footballer, playing with the Halifax Western, Belle Vue, Heath Old Boys and for his school, the Higher Board.


Nelson joined the army (the old 33rd) well before the First World War serving many years in India. At the outbreak of war he went to the front where he served through without a scratch until December 1914, when during a few days leave he visited Halifax. His mother Agnes, lived at Hough Cottage, Stump Cross. He was killed in action on 24th February 1915 at the age of 31 years.


He was buried at Tuileries British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave reference Sp. Mem. D.10. (CWGC)


Nelson Farrar is commemorated at Lister Lane Cemetery on the gravestone of grave number 707

Source of biographical information including the image of Sergeant Major Nelson Farrar:


The Halifax Courier, dated March 20th, 1915

The Halifax Guardian, dated March 20th, 1915


CWGC: Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission