THROUGH THE GEN­ER­A­TIONS

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The Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion

Florence “Flossie” Farmer was a nurse who trav­elled the world, serv­ing with the Red Cross in Rus­sia dur­ing the First World War. She re­ceived a medal from Czar Ni­cholas for her work and helped trans­port 780 sum­mer camp chil­dren to safety dur­ing the Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion.

First World War

Ge­orge Devey Farmer Jr. was a prom­i­nent med­i­cal doc­tor and colonel in the First World War. He was com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of the 5th Field Am­bu­lance for the Royal Canadian Army Med­i­cal Corps. He was honoured as a Com­man­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire (CBE).

Sec­ond World War

Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Ge­orge Richard Devey Farmer was a med­i­cal doc­tor who served as Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of Med­i­cal Ser­vices for the Canadian Army. Like his fa­ther, he was CO of the 5th Field Am­bu­lance and honoured with a CBE. He was in Ber­lin when the city ca­pit­u­lated to Al­lied forces.

The horse­less buggy

Ge­orge Devey Farmer Jr. was the first per­son in An­caster to own an au­to­mo­bile. He bought his Pope au­to­mo­bile in 1902.

The Hamilton Spec­ta­tor

Thomas Wil­liam Devey Farmer was edi­tor-in-chief of the Spec­ta­tor from 1966-’69. He and wife Doris built a fam­ily home­stead in An­caster called Field­cote that was be­queathed to the peo­ple of An­caster as a park and cul­tural her­itage cen­tre.

Lieu­tenant-Colonel J.A. Farmer of the Ar­gyll and Suther­land High­landers with the Queen and a young Prince Charles.

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