Private, Yorkshire Regiment and Green Howards, died on pneumonia on Western Front, WW1


 (John) Richard Farndale
September 1897 to 25 February 1917 












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(John) Richard Farndale, born Guisbro District. Parents not identified.


John Richard Farndale registered Guisbro District Jul-Sep 1897

(GRO Vol 9d page 539 - 1837 Online)

Son of George and Mary Farndale (FAR00451) (of 6 High Street, Coatham, Redcar, Yorks at date of his death)




Military Service:

201065 Private Richard Farndale aged 20 of the 1/4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment died at 21st CCS in France of broncho-pneumonia on 25th February 1917. (Therefore born in 1897). He enlisted at Redcar, resident at Coatham. He died in France on 25 Feb 1917 with the 1/4th (TA) Battalion of the Princess of Wale’s Own Yorkshire Regiment, also known as the Green Howards. The battalion served with the York and Durham Brigade of the Northumbrian Division, renamed in 1915, the 150th Infantry brigade of the 50th Division. At the time of his death the battalion was not in the line but in reserve at Proyart. On 31 Dec 1916 it was at Bazentin le Petit and in reserve at Flers on 7 Jan 1917. On 11 Jan the battalion moved to the front line ar ‘Hexham Road.’ It was again in the front line from 30 Jan to 11 Feb at Genercourt. The battalion moved to Proyart on 19 Feb 1917. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal posthumously on 21 Jan 1921.

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Coatham Church War Memorial 1914 -1919; Army - Private Richard Farndale
(DR, Letters and Mon R)


 Commonwealth War Graves Commission