|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, John Farrant, 158 St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment in the Royal Australian Navy on account of defective teeth)|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Durrington Cemetery (Grave No. 226), Wiltshire, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Emily Kadina FARRANT, 158 St. George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1688 Pte Harold Lascelles FARRANT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.|
War service: England
Embarked from Fremantle, 23 December 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 22 January 1917; discharged, 25 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, 16 February 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 9 March 1917 (pneumonia: severe).
Died of haemorrhage from self-inflicted wound to the throat (razor); Coroner's inquest, 23 March 1917, returned a verdict of 'suicide whilst temporarily insane'. Sister Abbott and Nurse Baker, without being sworn, stated that the 'deceased had been very ill, but had shown no symptoms of depression or delerium'.
Medal: British War MedalFather requested the following headstone inscription, 6 September 1921: 'In Memoriam. James Lascelles Farrant age 25. He gave his life for my mother land. During his short life his heart was ever open to suffering - but God in His infinite mercy has only called his own. Requiescat in pace.' On being informed that it far exceeded the permitted 66 letters, he replied, 'I am afraid I have forgotten what I wrote. Kindly shorten to best advantage'.