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Regimental number69
Place of birthLisborn, Co Cavan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressInverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Farley, Cavin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentInverell, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916. Found guilty, 23 May 1916; of drunkenness at Fremantle, Western Australia, 23 May 1916; cautioned for actions.

Found guilty, 7 June 1916, of disobedience of orders at sea, in that he lit a match between decks, contrary to orders, 6 June 1916; awarded 1 day extra duty. Disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Marched out to 1st Bn, 9 September 1916; transferred to 1st Bn, 16 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; reported to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 17 September 1916; proceeded to join 1st Bn, 30 September 1916; joined 1st Bn, 1 October 1916.

Missing in action, 5 November 1916.

Reported German prisoner of war, 8 February 1917 (gun shot wound left leg, shrapnel right lower arm); interned at Reserve Lazarett, Germany.

Arrived in Holland, from Germany, 2 January 1918; arrived England, 7 January 1918.

Admitted to Tooting Military Hospital, 7 January 1917 (gun shot wound left leg, amputation through thigh: severe); transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 11 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 31 January 1918, to report to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 14 February 1918; admitted 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 14 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 4 May 1918, to report to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 18 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 13 June 1918, to report to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 17 June 1918; discharged to Hospital Ship for return to Australia, 30 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT 'Kanowna', 30 June 1918; disembarked, 4 September 1918; discharged, 30 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 July 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARLEY Jack

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