Farnill, David William

BORN HULL 1897. SON OF WALTER & NANCY FARNILL AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. BEFORE THE WAR HE WORKED FOR BLUNDELL’S PAINT WORKER. HE WAS AN OLD BOY OF ST CHARLES SCHOOL, PRYME STREET. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS. SERVED WITH THE 13TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE WAS OFFICIALLY REPORTED TO HAVE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 09/09/1916, AGED 19. HE WAS RECORDED ON THE BLUNDELS WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH ON 20TH SEPTEMBER 1916. *
HE IS BURIED AT CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION READS, “O JESUS OPEN WIDE THY HEART AND LET HIM REST THEREIN”

NB: FRED & CHARLES FARNHILL LIVED AT 81 BEAN STREET.


First name:
DAVID WILLIAM
Military Number:
431
Rank:
Private
Date Died
09/09/1916
Place died:
Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
19
3 FOSTER BUILDINGS, NORTH STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK