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Regimental number506
Date of birth6 September 1895
Place of birthSmithton, North West Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressSmithton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G Farnham, Smithton, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 8), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1039 Pte Les FARNHAM, 15th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 April 1915; 4306 Pte Claude FARNHAM, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1917.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death22

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