Other names: Charles Cyril
Locations in this story: Charminster, DorsetPortland, DorsetAshmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetPortland, DorsetBath, Somerset
Story: Charles Cyril Farmer was born in Charminster, Dorset, on 25 Jun 1893 and baptised there on 17 Sep 1893 the son of Thomas Farmer and Rosina Farmer (nee Bird). He lived his early life in Charminster and left when he enlisted in the Somerset Light Infantry on 5 Jul 1910 as a Private (Service No. 8988). His father had died in 1898 and his mother remarried Ephriam Rideout in 1910 and came to live at The Common, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Charles gave this as his address throughout WW1 and was registered there on the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged as being physically unfit for further service on 19 Sep 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B308357 as well as the Victory and British War Medals. He married Florence Louisa Bloom in Bath, Somerset, in 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 21 Wellington Place, Bath, working as a Hospital Porter. His death was recorded in Bath on 8 Jul 1955. His brother, Albert George Farmer, also served in the conflict.