‘The lone soldier’ quest for Darwen man
4:55pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
THE Friends of Darwen Cemetery’s Tony Foster is working on a booklet about soldiers buried in Commonwealth war graves in the town’s old cemetery.
He is particularly keen to find information, and a photograph, of Pte Peter Farley, who lived in Entwistle Street, Darwen.
He was just 23 when he died in hospital in November,1916, after being wounded in the Great War.Pte Farley, whose son Jimmy, a GPO telephonist, lived in Walmsley Street, is known among the friends’ group as ‘the lone soldier’.
His grave stands out in a large grassed Roman Catholic section, but is surrounded by unmarked paupers’ graves.
Tony can be contacted on 0161 7642821.
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