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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Farley Court
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Street Name: Farley Court
Name of Veteran: William J. Farley 1921 -Dec.13, 1939
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: November 2000
Veteran or Family Visit:
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: Yes

William John Farley was from Ramsgate, Kent in England as were many of the sailors on HMS Ajax. He was the first casualty of the Battle of the River Plate on the Ajax, dying at the young age of eighteen.

On Remembrance Day, 2000 a tree was planted on Farley Court by council under the Millennium Tree Planting Project. Several residents, the Ajax Branch of the Canadian Legion and the Mayor were present to dedicate the tree.
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8326160027074 Longitude: -79.0067016400146
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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Farley Court
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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Farley Court


Street Name: Farley Court
Name of Veteran: William J. Farley 1921 -Dec.13, 1939
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: November 2000
Veteran or Family Visit:
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: Yes

William John Farley was from Ramsgate, Kent in England as were many of the sailors on HMS Ajax. He was the first casualty of the Battle of the River Plate on the Ajax, dying at the young age of eighteen.

On Remembrance Day, 2000 a tree was planted on Farley Court by council under the Millennium Tree Planting Project. Several residents, the Ajax Branch of the Canadian Legion and the Mayor were present to dedicate the tree.