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Farley George Herbert
3rd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
21 may 1895 at 44 South Parade, Belfast
16 august 1917
Son of Ellie Farley, of 16, Buckingham Rd., Bicester, Oxon, and the late Thomas Farley.
Educated at the Perth Academy, Perth, Scotland, where he studied farming, later living in Ayr.
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Enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Antrim
Embarked for France and was posted to D Squadron, which was then joining with A and E Squadrons to form the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment.
Sought a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles, his application supported by his commanding officer Lord Cole, who wrote that "He is well educated, keen & trustworthy."
Left the regiment for home , reporting for duty at the No.2 Officer Cadet Battalion, Pembroke College, Cambridge, the following month.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and posted to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Soon after he was sent to France, where he was attached to the 8th Battalion in the field on the Ypres front.
The 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers took part in the Battle of Langemarck, part of the Third Ypres offensive. The battalion war diary for the day recorded that of its 29 officers, five were killed, six wounded, two wounded and missing, and two missing.
Farley was one of the dead.
Two days before the attack he had written the briefest of wills, which was later found with his kit:
'Should I not see the end of this push I leave everything to my mother Mrs Ellie Farley, Benoni, Roy Road, Northwood, Middlesex'