Clarence Valley Independent

Commemoration marks WWI causalities

Top: Frederick Farlow. Bottom: Harold Farlow.Images: Australian War Museum

Geoff Helisma |

Around 82 descendants of the Farlow family, who originally moved to the Lower Clarence in 1870 to commence cane farming, gathered at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra last Friday November 2, to attend a Last Post ceremony.

The ceremonies are held daily at 4.55pm.

Phillip Higginson, who is the grandson of Elsie Craig (nee Farlow), said his family members had made the Last Post ceremony “one of the busiest” AWM staff had encountered.

Mr Higginson said his family members were commemorating “two brave warriors from the Lower Clarence, Trooper Harold Hamilton Farlow and Lieutenant Frederick Garnet Farlow MC”.

“Three children of Charles and Julia Farlow went to war in 1915 and only one returned,” Mr Higginson said.
“They all served in the 11th Light Horse Regiment.

Today at 4.30pm, Wednesday November 7, the Farlow family, some of whom have flown in from overseas for the occasion, will gather at the Maclean Cenotaph to commemorate “the contribution that the Farlow family made in answering their country’s call to arms”.

“They served in the Boer war, WWI and WWII. In total it was very significant contribution for which the family paid dearly.

“All are welcome at the cenotaph.”

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