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Herbert Leonard FARRELL

Regimental number8778
Place of birthBooleroo, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressPoltallock Station, via Milang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H Farrell, Poltallock Station, via Milang, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 3, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps Motor Transport
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date21 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 136 Pte Stanley Longhurst FARRELL, 3rd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 8 October 1919; 14177 Sapper Lindsay John FARRELL, Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 12 March 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to Government House Hospital, Suez, 9 March 1916 (pneumonia); condition listed as 'severe', 10 March 1916; transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 5 April 1916; marched in to Base Details, Tel el Kebir, from hospital, 2 May 1916.

Marched out to 4th Training Bn, 9 May 1916.

Transferred to Australian Motor Transport Corps, 25 May 1916.

Embrked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 16 June 1916.

Transferred to B. Motor Transport Depot, Rouen, 6 August 1916; evacuated to hospital, 8 August 1916 (no further details recorded); marched in to Depot from attachment to 20th Auxiliary (S&P) Motor Transport Company, [Imperial, i.e. British] Army Service Corps, 29 September 1916.

Marched out to join 1st Australian Division Supply Column, in the field, 30 September 1916; taken on strength, 1 October 1916.

Attached for duty, 13th Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917, and appointed Driver.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary, Harefield, England, while on leave, 13 July 1917 (aenemia, deficient eyesight); discharged to furlough, 2 August 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 August 1917; classified B1A2, 23 August1917; marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 August 1917.

Attached for duty to 17th Field Ambulance, 29 September 1917; attached for duty to Australian Motor Transport Section, Chelsea, 4 December 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 October 1918.

Detached for duty at Australian Flying Corps Training Depot, Wendover, 19 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 January 1920; discharged, Adelaide, 21 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARRELL Herbert Leonard

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