Lieutenant Ralph Dearborn Farley

Photo courtesy: Ralph Farley (Grandson)


Date of Birth: 02 November 1883

Place of Birth: Bulstrode, Quebec

Residence: Scotstown, Quebec

Nok: Persis A Farley, Scotstown (wife)

Trade: Station Agent

Attestation date: 04 January 1916

Previous military service: 7th Hussars

Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Status: Survived

Cemetery: Protestant Cemetary, Drummondville, Quebec

Details of service:

Lt Farley was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion on 06 January 1917, upon disbandment of the 117th Battalion. He remained with the 23rd Reserve Battalion until 01 March 1917 when he was transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Depot. He remained there for the remainder of 1917. On 01 February 1918, Lt Farley was transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles and immediately joined the unit in France. On 26 August 1918, Lt Farley recieved a severe shrapnel wound to his left foot.

Lt Farley was invalided to England for further treatment. He was given a few months to convalesce. However, he failed to improve and was found medically unfit. However, by this time hostilities had ended. He sailed to Halifax on 03 April 1919 aboard the SS Lapland.

Lt Farley was struck off strength from the CEF on 25 April 1919 for reasons of being medically unfit.

At the time of attestation Lt Farley was married and had 2 boys: Lawrence, age 6, and Randolph, age 8 months, and 1 girl: Glendolyn, age 10.