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Anthony James Loxham Farrer

Male 1908 - 1930  (22 years)



  • Name Anthony James Loxham Farrer  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Tony" 
    Birth 09 Mar 1908  16 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • On the 9th March, at 16, Scarsdale-villas, W., the wife of Herbert William Farrer, of Upton Lodge, Watford, of a son. [The Times]
    Residence Apr 1911  Red Cottage, Rye Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Sep 1916  Lake Cowichan, BC Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • 23 September 1916. At about 2:00 p.m. friends Doreen Ashburnham, 11, and Tony Farrer, 8, were walking the trail to Bear Lake near the town of Cowichan Lake in British Columbia looking for their horses. The two youngsters were carrying bridles with big snaffle bits when they saw a cougar lying on the trail facing them. Doreen must have turned, as the lion jumped on her back knocking her to the ground gnawing and clawing her back and hip. Tony came to the rescue, hitting the lion repeatedly with his bridle. The lion backed off Doreen, and both children tried to drive the lion away with their bridles. But the lion sprang forward again, "catching Tony by his forehead with its front paw, ripping his scalp, then his shoulders, his hips, his legs into ribbons of flesh." Afraid of hitting Tony with her bridle, Doreen says, "So I jumped on his back and I reached around and put my arm in his mouth - you can see where I got nicely chewed up in a few thousand places - and I managed to scratch a little bit his eyes and it finally let go." A 2.5-year-old lion with cataracts was found and shot. As Doreen recovered from blood poisoning and Tony from the multiple lacerations all over his body, a congratulatory letter sent by former American President Teddy Roosevelt was just one of a flood.
      [Imperial War Museum, Victoria & George Cross gallery, display of Doreen Ashburnham's medal]
    • List or Manifest of Alien Passengers applying for Admission to the USA; Nov 1916, from Victoria, BC:
      - Farrer, Margery I, 31, widow, farmer, passage paid by self, cash $3000, height 5' 4", complexion fair, hair brown, eyes blue;
      - Farrer, Anthony, 8, scar on head from laceration by panther;
      - Farrer, Helen M, 11;
      - all 3 resid Cowichan Lake, born London, port of landing Halifax, ship Empress of Britain, examined 09 Nov;
      - listed just below the Ashburnham family, including Doreen (no scars noted).
    Residence 1920  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • passengers on SS "Newport" arr California 23 Mar 1920: Margery Farrer, 24y 11m, nurse; Anthony J Farrer, 11y 1m; emb Cristobal, perm res Victoria, BC.
    Education 1923 - 1926  Brentwood Boys College, Brentwood Bay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Occupation - Jul 1930  Lieutenant, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry  [7
    Death 09 Jul 1930  Camp Hughes, Carberry, MB Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Accident  [7
    • To the glory of God and in memory of
      Anthony James Loxham Farrer
      (Lieut. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)
      Accidentally killed at Camp Hughes. July 1930
      Aged 22 years
      A Scholar at this College, 1923-1926.
      Head Prefect. Captain of Rugby & Cricket. Victor Ludorum
      [Memorial Inscription, Brentwood Chapel, Brentwood Bay, BC; formerly the Chapel of Brentwood Boys College] [7]
    • killed by a stray bullet on a rifle range
    Anthony James Loxham Farrer (1908-1930)
    Anthony James Loxham Farrer (1908-1930)
    Memorial Window in former chapel of Brentwood Boys College, Brentwood Bay, BC. Photo by Don Wilson.
    Anthony James Loxham Farrer (1908-1930)
    Anthony James Loxham Farrer (1908-1930)
    Memorial Plaque in former chapel of Brentwood Boys College, Brentwood Bay, BC. Photo by Don Wilson.
    Burial   Military Cemetery, Esquimalt, BC Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Person ID I2427  Tatham | Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2012 

    Father Herbert William Farrer,   b. 30 Oct 1861, 3 Gloucester Terrace, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1912, Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Margery Isabel Drew,   b. abt Nov 1880, 42 Orsett Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 12 Apr 1904  St Mary, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9, 10
    • On the 12th April, at the Parish Church, Watford, by the Rev. Frank Marriott, Rector of Wootton, Oxfordshire, assisted by the Rev. R. Lee James, Vicar of Watford, Herbert William, second son of Herbert Willis Farrer, of 16, Devonshire-place, W., to Margaret Isabel, eldest daughter of William Drew, of Lady's Close, Watford [8]
    Family ID F0596  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 09 Mar 1908 - 16 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Red Cottage, Rye Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1916 - Lake Cowichan, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Victoria, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1923 - 1926 - Brentwood Boys College, Brentwood Bay, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Accident - 09 Jul 1930 - Camp Hughes, Carberry, MB Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Military Cemetery, Esquimalt, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 2Q1908.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 3 b Kensington

    4. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 11 Mar 1908.

    5. [S07] Other Sources, Imperial War Museum.
      Victoria & George Cross Gallery

    6. [S12] Passenger Lists, Newport, 23 Mar 1920.

    7. [S23] Monumental Inscription.

    8. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 16 Apr 1904.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Watford, 2Q1904.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 6 yrs