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General Sir Martin Farndale KCB



The Farndales of Newfoundland


The Newfoundland Line are the descendants of John Martin Farndale (FAR00613), 1886-1966 who emigrated to Newfoundland. See also the Newfoundland Farndales.


Raymond WS Farndale (FAR00804), served in 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery.


They lived at Corner Brook, St Johnís, Toronto and Halifax.


Corner Brook


Corner Brook (2016 population: 19,806 CA 31,917) is a city located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.


Located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River, the city is the second-largest population centre in the province behind St. John's, and smallest of three cities behind St. John's and Mount Pearl. As such, Corner Brook functions as a service centre for western and northern Newfoundland. It is located on the same latitude as Gaspť, Quebec, a city of similar size and landscape on the other side of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Corner Brook is the most northern city in Atlantic Canada.


It is the administrative headquarters of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nations band government. The Mi'kmaq name for the nearby Humber River is "Maqtukwek"


The area was surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767. The Captain James Cook Historic Site stands on Crow Hill overlooking the city. By the middle of the 19th century the population of Corner Brook was less than 100, and the inhabitants were engaged in fishing and lumber work.

The area was originally four distinct communities, each with unique commercial activities: Curling, with its fishery; Corner Brook West (also known as Humber West or Westside) with its retail businesses; Corner Brook East (also known as Humbermouth and the Heights) with its railway and industrial operations; and Townsite (known as Corner Brook), home to the employees of the pulp and paper mill. In 1956, these four communities were amalgamated to form the present-day City of Corner Brook


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Pulp and paper industry, Corner Brook



St Johnís


The St. John's metropolitan area is the most populous census metropolitan area (CMA) in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. With a population of 205,955 in the 2016 Canadian Census, the CMA is the second largest in Atlantic Canada and the 20th largest CMA in Canada


Halifax, Nova Scotia


Halifax, officially known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour.