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    William Arthur "Robin" Farmiloe[1, 2, 3]

    Male 1913 - 1941  (28 years)


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    • Name William Arthur "Robin" Farmiloe 
      Born 1913  [4
      Gender Male 
      Military From 1940 to 1941  [4
      served in the Rifle Brigade as a Captain 
      • Rifle Brigade Dates: 1816 - 1966
        The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) was a regiment of the British Army, and the first to use military camouflage. The purpose of the regiment, along with that of the 60th (later the King’s Royal Rifle Corps) was to be the sharpshooters, skirmishers and scouts of the British Army.


        They were armed with the Baker rifle which, though it took twice as long to load and required a separate gunpowder (leading to supply issues), was considerably more accurate and effective at a longer range than the standard issue brown bess musket of the line regiments and regular light infantry companies.
        The unit was raised in 1800 as an "Experimental Corps of Riflemen", then renamed the 95th Regiment of Foot in 1802. The 95th then became the Rifle Brigade in 1816.
        This rifle was an accurate weapon for its day with reported kills being taken at 100 to 300 yards (270 m) away. During the Peninsula War, Rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the 1st Battalion, 95th Rifles shot the French General Auguste-Marie-Francois Colbert at a range that may have been even greater. He then shot a second French officer who rode to the general’s aid, proving that his was not just a lucky shot. By comparison, a standard issue Brown Bess musket stood only a one in three chance of hitting a man sized target at 50 yards.
      _UID 79255A8573E1B74B8D32FAB5435B7C69C4E9 
      Died 9 Jun 1941  [4
      Person ID I988  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 15 Dec 2011 

      Father George Arthur Farmiloe,   b. 14 Mar 1865,   d. Abt 1953  (Age 87 years) 
      Mother Constance Boissevain 
      Married 13 Sep 1909  Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      • The couple were married at St. Mary's, Bryanston Square. Constance was the third daughter of William Boissevain of Amsterdam
      Family ID F232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Esther 
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • Author believes real forenames were William Arthur

    • Sources 
      1. [S57] Family Tree #1.

      2. [S2] GEDCOM file imported on 25 Dec 2003.

      3. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 January 2012.

      4. [S262] Forces War Records (Military Genealogy) (Reliability: 2).

      5. [S61] Times, the, 15 September 1909 (Reliability: 2).
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