Other names: Albert George
Locations in this story: Charminster, DorsetAshmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetClutton, SomersetPeasedown St. Johns, Bathavon, SomersetBath, Somerset
Story: Albert George Farmer was born in Charminster, Dorset, on 6 Dec 1895 and baptised there on 24 May 1896 the son of Thomas Farmer and Rosina Farmer (nee Bird). He lived his early life in Charminster. His father had died in 1898 and his mother had remarried in 1910 to Ephriam Rideout and had moved to The Common, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Albert also resided. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3151). He joined the 1/4th Battalion and his Service No. was changed to 201355. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged on 31 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. According to the records he married Lily S. B. Dyer in Clutton Somerset, in 1926. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 15 Bath Road, Peasedown St. Johns, Bathavon, Somerset, working as a Baker & Confectioner (Cakes). His death was recorded in Bath, Somerset, on 17 Mar 1985. His brother, Charles Cyril Farmer, also served in the conflict.