The AIF Project

Philip Athol FARGHER

Regimental number2022
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolYarra Park State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Address19 Falconer Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.11
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, E V Stent, 33 James Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given on Nominal Roll as FARGHER, Phillip Athol
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellan Vannin STENT (formerly FARGHER), and the late Philip FARGHER, Fawkner Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Gallipoli, 31 October 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Oxfordshire', 12 December 1915 (diptheria); transferred to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 15 December 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 21 February 1916; discharged to duty, 4 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing in Action, 19 July 1916; now, 5 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1040105, 385 Pte W. TOTMAN, Lewis Gun Section, HQ, 60th Bn (patient, St John's Hospital, Etaples), 12 December 1916: 'Capt. Hollis, M.G.S. told me he was killed soon after crossing the parapet at Fleurbaix, by m. gun.'

Note in file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Miscellaneous detailsMother's surname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as SKUT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARGHER Philip Athol
Red Cross File No 1040105

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.