Captain Walter Hughes Ferrar

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Regiment
Date published: 04/12/1914
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 02/11/1914
Age at death: 38
Cemetery: Ypres Town Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: E1. 14.
Information: Captain Walter Hughes Ferrar, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Regiment, was killed in action on November 2nd. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. A. M. Ferrar, D.L., of Torwood, Belfast. Captain Ferrar entered the Army in 1897, and obtained his Company in 1904. He served in the South African War in 1900-2, being employed with the Mounted Infantry. He was present at the relief of Ladysmith and took part in various actions, including those at Paardeberg, Vet River, Zand River, and Diamond Hill. From May to November, 1900, he was serving in the Orange River Colony and was in action at Wittebergen and at Witpoort. He was in the operations in Cape Colony and in the Orange River Colony, and was in several actions in the Transvaal during the spring of 1902. He obtained the Queen's Medal with five clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps.