A Contribution from TGWS Member John W. (Jack) Farquhar

My Father John Giles Farquhar


25 Squadron, RAF

My father, John Giles Farquhar, was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 13, 1897. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and by 1918 had earned a lieutenant's commission and his pilot's wings with the RAF. He was assigned to 25 Squadron flying a DH-9 on bombing and reconnaisance missions. He was shot down once and survived, but his observer was killed.

Dad in His Trench Coat

After the war, he returned home and renewed his athletic career and earned recognition as the finest hockey goalies of his era. His subsequent career also involved sports, both coaching and operating sporting businesses. His interests brought the family to America, first at the University of Wisconsin, then Pasedena, California. He passed away in 1974.

Charles Malcolm Farquhar, Quartermaster Corps, C.E.F.

My uncle Charles also served in the Canadian Army. He was four years older than my father and chose to stay in England after the war where he became an exporter of Scotch Whiskey.

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