|Place of birth||Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||30 Alphington Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Brother, H Farry, 30 Alphington Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916. Appointed Temporary Corporal, 12 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916. Appointed Corporal, 26 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 22-25 July 1916; admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, buttock); transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 24 July 1916; to 6th Convalescent Depot, 17 August 1916; rejoined unit, 8 November 1916.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 10 December 1916.
Joined No. 4 Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, England, 9 March 1917; appointed 2nd Lt, 28 June 1917.
Killed in action, 4 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal