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Richard Stanislaus FARLEY

Regimental number7235
Place of birthMulingar, West Meath, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSon, A Farley, Royal Bank, Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date31 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Ayrshire', 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 16 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 17 July 1917; marched out to unit, 2 August 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 4 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 16 August 1917; admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 August 1918, and transferred to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wounds, left hand, leg and spine); to 4th Divisional Rest Station, 17 August 1918; discharged to unit, 22 August 1918. Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 January 1918 (oedima of the hands); discharged to unit, 18 January 1918; moved out from field, 25 July 1918; marched into 18th Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 26 July 1918; assessed as being classification B.3 at Medical Board Base Depot, 31 July 1918. Marched into No 2 Convalescent Depot (Class C.2), Weymouth, 1 August 1918 (chronic rheumatism).

Found guilty, 6 September 1919, of being absent without leave, 3.00 pm, 4 September, to 3.00 pm, 5 September 1918: forfeited 2 days' pay; forfeited total of 3 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Runic', 23 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, 31 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARLEY Richard Stanislaus

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