We don’t know exactly how the Farnhill Parish Council WW1 Roll of Honour was compiled – did someone go round house-to-house asking if any member of the household was already serving, or were people invited to send in the names of men they thought should be included ?
In any case, it must have been a difficult job for the Clerk to the Council to carry out. Particularly if you were just a young man in his teens, who had only taken on the Clerk’s job a few months previously.
So it was almost inevitable then that Tom Turner, the lad in question, missed the names of some of the men already serving in the forces off the list.
That’s understandable. What’s a little more difficult to fathom is how Tom managed to forget to include the name of his own father !