Name:- Farquharson, David Phillips
Age :- 21
Rank:- Lance Corporal
Regiment / ship:- 10th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Date of death:- Tuesday 23 July 1918
Cemetery / Memorial:- Buzancy Military Cemetery
Area of cemetery / memorial :- I.A.23.
Family information:- Son of John Farquharson and Marjory Cottage, Blairgowrie
John Farquharson, head, 33, foreman baker, b. Glenprosen, Forfarshire
Betsy Farquharson, wife, 36, b. Kirrimuir
David P Farquharson, son, 4, b. Kirriemuir
Jeannie B Farquharson, daughter, 4, b. Kirriemuir
Fraser Farquharson, son, 2, b. Kirriemuir
Mary Farquharson, daughter, 1, b. Kirriemuir
In the 1903 Blairgowrie High School Register, David and family are living at Gowrie Place, Blairgowrie. David was born on 6th January, 1897 and left Blairgowrie High School on 30th June 1913.
The Blairgowrie Advertiser 27th February, 1915, page 7, has him living in Terminus Street, Blairgowrie.
A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902
Here is an entry for a John Farquharson, of Blairgowrie, Seaforth Highlanders. Is it David's father??
Enlisted 1894. Served in Soudan Campaign. 1898 (medal, and Khedive's medal, with clasps "The Atbara" amd "Khartoum"). Served alsp in South African War ...1900 - 1902 (Queen's medal, with clasps "Cape Colony," "Paardenberg," "Driefontein," "Wittebergen," and "Transvaal"; King's medal, with clasps "South Africa, 1901," and "South Africa 1902"). Transferred to Reserve.
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