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Robert Samuel FARNES

Regimental number11
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthSt Kilda Victoria
OccupationTea blender
Address166 Napier Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinS Farnes, 166 Napier Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service2nd Signal Troop
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: SIG Troop 2
Promotion date: 14 March 1916


Unit: ENG ANZAC Mtd Div
Promotion date: 6 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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