Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Frank Jefferson Farnham

Photo of Frank Jefferson Farnham
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1908 - 1912.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 14 April 1917 aged 24 in France. Accidentally killed at Boyelles.
Battle: Second Battle of Arras. Cemetery: Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension I C 1

Son of Robert and Gwendoline Farnham, of Emberton House, Bath. Native of Burnham-on-Sea.
Army IIIóMatriculation Class. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football; XXII Cricket.
Christ's College, Cambridge; Soccer Blue, 1913-14; played Association Football v. Oxford 1914; 2nd Lieutenant London Regt. 1914; Served in Infantry from Sept., 1914 to Feb., 1916, resigned 1916.
R.M.A. Woolwich; 239th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery.

'Active in brain and body, he attained, despite intervals of serious illness, a large measure of success in work and games, and became a prominent figure in the life of the School. On leaving Malvern he went up to Christ's College, Cambridge, and played Association Football for the University against Oxford in 1914. Volunteering for service at the beginning of war, he was given a commission in a battalion of the London Regt., with which he went to France in May 1915. In January 1916 he resigned his commission to enter the R.M.A., Woolwich, for which he had been originally destined. In the following August he was gazetted to the R.G.A., and in January proceeded to the front. He was accidentally killed on April 14th, while advancing with his battery. He showed himself an efficient and popular officer and manifested coolness and courage in many tight places.' (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

Service record: WO 339/44616