H. J. J. Farrant
Service no. 254446
Private, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 3rd Battalion
Killed in action, age 18, on 28 August 1918
Born in Stoke Newington, north London; lived and enlisted in Tottenham, north London
CWGC: “Son of Mr. H. J. Farrant, of 121, Peabody Cottages, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London.”
Remembered at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
FARRANT, H. J. J., Private, Royal Fusiliers.
He joined in November 1917 and after his training was drafted to France, where he took part in the Battle of the Somme. On 28th August 1918 he was killed in action at Albert.
He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
121, Peabody Cottages, Lordship Lane, N.17
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Henry J. J. Farrant was 11 and living with his family at 51 Abbotsford Avenue, South Tottenham, where the household occupied 8 rooms. Henry John Farrant, 54, a former ironmonger now working as a “commission agent”, was born in Limehouse, east London. His wife, Alice Jane Farrant, 52, was born in Kingsland, Hackney. They had 2 children: Alice M. S. Farrant, 16, and Henry J. J. Farrant. Both children were born in Stamford Hill. The household included 3 boarders: George Walker, 39, a warehouseman, born in London, his wife Florence J. Walker, 36, born in Brixton, and their son, Archibald Walker, 11, also born in Brixton.
A strong connection between Henry Joseph John Farrant and the Stockwell area of London is yet to become apparent. It is possible that he went to school at Stockwell Grammar or some other local establishment. There is only one H.J.J. Farrant in the military records.