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Victor FARLEIGH

Regimental number6087
Date of birth17 July 1896
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine-driver
AddressBeatrice Street, Paddington, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Farleigh, Beatrice Street, Paddington, Queensland
Enlistment date2 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Mont St Quentin on 2 September 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE, on 2nd September 1918, this man volunteered for and acted as a runner, carrying messages to the flanks and along the line. He repeatedly passed through heavy shell and machine gun fire doing this. On the capture of the objective, he went out alone, trying to gain touch with the Battalion on our flank, having to cross ground heavily swept by machine gun fire. He set a fine example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q187466, No 1 Garrison Bn.

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