Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
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In Remembrance of Great Composers
7. Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
Best-known today as a teacher of Gerald Finzi, Farrar wrote a large number of works for orchestra, voices and organ. He enlisted in the Grenadier Guards in 1915 and joined the regiment in August 1916. He was then commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment. He was killed in the Somme in 1918 after being at the front for two days.