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William Gordon FARQUHAR

Regimental number2
Date of birth22 November 1886
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSurveyor
AddressBoye Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M W Farquhar, Boye Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: ENG Div 2
Promotion date: 26 July 1915

Captain


Unit: ENG Div 5
Promotion date: 14 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Croix e Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Discharge date12 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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