Lieutenant Samuel Farish

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Reference WMO/273911

Address:

Kirkmichael Parish Church

1 mile west of the A701

Parkgate

DG1 3LY

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: NOWY HEADED WHITE MARBLE TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. BADGE OF THE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS CARVED IN RELIEF AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE TABLET. This individual memorial is in Kirkmichael Church (where he was born) but he does not appear on the church memorial or local civic memorial at Nethermill. CWGC says he is from Tod-hill Muir, Lockerbie but his name does not appear on the Lockerbie memorial. Todhillmuir actually comes under Lochmaben and his name DOES appear on the Lochmaben memorial. The memorial has him as a Lt but CWGC and SNWM both have him as Capt. From "The KOSB in the Great War", Capt. Stair Gillon, page 192: [1st KOSB at Arras] .... by 3am on the 25th-Gallipoli Day- the whole battalion were in the cellars of Arras. The battalion had gone into action with 21 officers and 500 O.R. The casualties submitted by the G.O.C. in his report show that 3 officers were killed and 7 wounded, and that 20 O.R. were killed and 133 wounded, 19 being missing. 2nd Lieuts. L. Solomon and B.H. Roberts were killed on the 23rd, and 2nd Lieut. S. Farish on the 24th, the last named was one of the dwindling band who had formed the nucleus of the 9th Battalion. In Farish a promising and trustworthy subaltern was lost, as well as a charming companion.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ SAMUEL FARISH, LIEUT 1ST. BATT. K.OS.B.,/ ONLY SON OF/ SANUEL THOMAS FARISH, OF TODHILLMUIR,/ BORN AT KIRKLANDS, KIRKMICHAEL, 27TH MAY 1895,/ ENLISTED 4TH AUGUST 1914,/ WOUNDED AT TARTALI, SERBIA, 8TH DECR. 1915 & AT YPRES, 21ST AUGT. 1916,/ KILLED IN ACTION AT MONCHY-LE-PREUX, ARRAS, FRANCE, 24TH APRIL 1917./ HE LIVED IN DEEDS, NOT YEARS.

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