Regimental number2482
Place of birthWilliamstown Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address37 John Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Henry Farrington, 37 John Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For consistent gallant conduct and devotion to duty as Stretcher-Bearers during the operations at Fleurbaix, Armentieres and on the Somme. They have answered the call without hesitation and regardless of heavy fire, setting a fine example of devotion to duty and self sacrifice for the sake of their wounded comrades.' [Refers also to 76 Phillip James CORNISH; 589 Pte James Francis DUNNE; 1064 Pte Walter SMALL; 1070 Pte Herbert DUNGEY; 2403 William John SALTER; 2483 Pte Harry WEST.]
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919