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Percy Farrell

In memory of:

Private Percy Farrell

May 12, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

409710

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

20th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Richard and Eliza Ann Farrell.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. U. 6.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Wreath laid by family member in honour of Pte Farrell on 11 November 2016
  • Grave Marker– A currently serving Canadian Forces member was recently given his great-great uncle's medals, and promptly tracked down the applicable plot.  Seven months later, he found himself in Belgium, and made his way to the Ridge Wood Cemetery near Ypres to "present" the medals to Pte Farrell.  Shown at the base of the stone, not yet mounted, are Pte Farrell's British War Medal and the Victory Medal, and the small form note that accompanied the medals when they were mailed, posthumously, to Pte Farrell's mother.

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