Date of birth: 1886
Date of death: 19.04.1918
Area: Ferrybridge Knottingley
Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Family information: Husband of Gertrude Farr nee Smith, Fishergate, Ferrybridge
Service number: 47770
Albert Farr, service number 47770, was in the 6th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, attached to the 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He died on 19th April 1918 and was buried in the Picquigny British Cemetery B9.
During the first four years of the First World War, Picquigny was on the lines of communication for French and Commonwealth forces. At the end of March 1918, the 5th and 46th Casualty Clearing Stations were brought to Picquigny to deal with casualties of the German advance on Amiens and the British Cemetery was opened a little west of the town. At the end of April, the 5th Clearing Station moved down the Somme to Crouy and the 46th went northwards. The cemetery now contains 130 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all but four dating from April 1918.
Albert Farr was born in the fourth quarter of 1886 and his birth was registered at Bramley. He was the son of George William Farr and Emma Lister, who married in the third quarter of 1870 and this was registered at Leeds.
Albert Farr married Gertrude Smith in the fourth quarter of 1908 and their marriage was registered at Pontefract. In the 1911 census he was described as a Bricklayers Labourer, living at Cattle Laithe, Knottingley with his wife.