Herbert Farndale son of Matthew Farndale farmer of
Craggs Hall Farm and Mary Ann Farndale (FAR00383) baptised 12 Apr 1892 at
Craggs Hall Farm, according to the rites of the Wesleyan-Methodist Church.
Herbert Farndale registered Apr-Jun 1892
(GRO Vol 9d page 593 - 1837 Online)
4857, later 238221 Sergeant Herbert Farndale, 10th
Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and later the 2nd Battalion the West
Yorkshire Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and the
British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He was commissioned in 1918.
Military Medal Listing, Supplemental
London Gazette, 18 June 1917
London Gazette, 13 May
Herbert Farndale, a farmer, lived Craggs Hall Farm, Brotton. The Hall farm
house received a direct hit by a German bomb on 3rd September 1940, he
was away but two other people were killed. The house was rebuilt. He retired
to live at 10, The Avenue, Brotton.
Derick Pearson advises: ”This is Carlin How football field. The goal is the
Kilton Lane end of the pitch and in the distance at the left end of the
houses can be seen Lower Cragg Hall farm. To the left of that and higher
can be seen Upper Cragg Hall farm buildings and house among the trees.
Herbert Farndale owned this when we were youngsters. I believe one of the
teams was a Skinningrove works team. I lived
in that left hand house in the late 1940s and we could watch the matches over
our garden fence. This was what was fondly known as Bells Huts and is behind
what is now the Bullet and Bayonet on Kilton lane. The foundry now stands
exactly where that row of houses was.”
Herbert Farndale, died at the Cleveland Cottage Hospital, Brotton of uraemia, on 23 Jul 1971.
Informant, Donald Farndale, (FAR00947)
nephew of How-la-hay Farm, Guisborough.
Herbert Farndale aged 79 buried, Brotton New Churchyard, 23 Jul 1971. (ie born, 1892).
Buried in Brotton New
‘Herbert Farndale, died 23rd July 1971 aged 79.’
Matthew and Ann Farndale
and their family at Craggs Hall in about 1900
Matthew Herbert Ann Ernest
Farndale wearing military medal in Green Howards Herbert Smith at officer training
unit in 1918