Surnames - F

Surname

Forename(s)

Award

Details

Memorial/Place

When

FARRAR

George Herbert (Sir)

DSO

Colonel, Bart, Assistant Quarter Master General to Centre Division of Union of South Africa Forces. Active Citizen Force. Died of Wounds 18 May 1915, age 56, motor trolley collided with a train at Knibis, near Gibeon, German South West Africa, on 17 May 1915. Third son (born 17 June 191859 at Chatteris) of the late Charles Farrar MD, of Chatteris, and Mrs Helen Farrar, of Bedford. An engineer, he went to South Africa in 1879 and lived in the Transvaal. Founder and chairman of East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd. Took part in Jameson Raid of 1895 and sentenced to death for treason by the Afrikaners, but remitted on payment of 25,000 fine. Awarded DSO (London Gazette 19 April 01) for services during Boer War. Knighted in 1902. MP for Georgetown in the first parliament of Union of South Africa in 1910-11. Created Baronet on 2 February 11. Married Ella Mabel Waylen on 3 June 191893, had six daughters. Bedford Farm Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.

Chatteris

WW 1

FENN

J W or W J

D.C.M. and Chevalier de Londre de Caronne & Croix de Guerre, Belgium

Acting-Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant. 26034, 123rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (LG 21 June 1916) & Wisbech Standard 30 June 1916. Later commissioned. Captain Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Cambridgeshire Times 22 March 1918. See Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM).

Ely

WW1

FIELDING

Monty

M.M.

Private, Waterside, Ely. 28th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Military Medal (MM) at Longueval, Somme, 18 August 1916, going through barrage to dress wounds. Cambridgeshire Times 15 September 1916.

Ely

WW1

FINCHAM

Sam

D.C.M. & M.M.

Lance-Corporal Military Medal (MM). 16318, Grenadier Guards. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for 15 September 1916. (LG 14 November 1916). Cambridgeshire Times 27 October 1916. Military Medal (MM) for general efficiency. Cambridgeshire Times 27 October 1916.

Little Downham

WW1

FISHER

William

MM

Private (A/Lance-Corporal). Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mr Mark Fisher, High St, Doddington. Wisbech Standard 12 April 1918. Wisbech

WW 1

FLETCHER

Bertram

M.M.

Corporal, Elm Road, Wisbech, age 19. 11th Suffolk Regiment Awarded for 1 July 1916. Wisbech Standard 15 December 1916.

Wisbech

WW1

FORD

Francis William

MC

Captain, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in action 26 September 1917, age 24. Awarded Military Cross for 31 July 1917. BA, Cambridge. March Grammar School teacher. Only son the Rev John Thomas Ford, head of Grammar School and curate of St John's Church, March, later rector of Rede, Suffolk, & Mrs G Lucy Ford. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

1. March
2. March Grammar School

WW 1

FREEMAN

E H

M.M.

Private, Brone House, Walsoken. East Lancashire Regiment, good work with machine gun during raid by Germans. Wisbech Standard 3 August 1917.

Walsoken

WW1

FRESHER

Isaac

MM

Private. Suffolk Regiment . Son of Mr & Mrs William Fresher, Parson Land, Doddington. Cambridgeshire Times 17 May 1918. Doddington

WW 1

FULLER

Roger

D.C.M.

Private Roger. 6682, 2nd Suffolk Regiment (LG 1 April 1915). Wisbech Standard 16 July 1915. Suffolk Regiment history says that on December 14th, 1914, the battalion was in trenches at Petit Bois, on the Kemmel-Ypres road: "Private R Fuller was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for gallantry and devotion to duty in leaving his trench voluntarily and assisting in the rescue of a wounded officer, he himself being wounded in doing so." Fuller was also wounded in 1917.

Sutton & Spaldwick

WW1

FULLER

W

M.M.

Sapper, living Canada. Canadian Railway Troops. Cambridgeshire Times 3 May 1918.

Wisbech

WW1

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