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Frederick Norman FARMER

Regimental number4105
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCombienbar via Orbost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Farmer, Combienbar via Orbost, Victoria
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Near Bellicourt, on 29 September, 1918, he was in command of a platoon employed on urgent road work, with the advancing infantry. By his initiative, good organization and skilful leadership he contributed largely to the success of the operations. When detailed to repair a portion of the road subjected to a very heavy barrage of high explosive and gas shells, he personally reconnoitred the position, and made dispositions to successfully accomplish his task. Throughout he behaved with great gallantry under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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