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William Ernest FARR

Regimental number1347
Place of birthWarwick, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o W Farr, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinW Farr, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Victorian Rangers, Citizen Military Forces; unit disbanded; member, rifle club for 2 years.
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentFerntree Gully, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1252
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burma', 14 December 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 30 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 July 1931
Place of burialCheltenham Pioneer Cemetery, Victoria

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