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Leonard FARLOW

Regimental number1210
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
Address3 Marion Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr H B Farlow, 3 Marion Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/97/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Company, Australian Armny Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 10 August 1915

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 10th August, 1915, in Aghyl Dere (Dardanelles). While in charge of a convoy of 25 mules, and subjected to a heavy shrapnel fire, he succeeded in collecting and conducting to its destination another convoy, the conductor of which had been severely wounded. Several of the native drivers had also been hit, and the remainded had become demoralized. On his return journey, at the same spot, which was still under heavy shell fire, he caught and added to his already doubled convoy several stray mules from a third party, successfully escorting them to the outpost line, thereby saving considerable quantities of supplies. Driver Farlow has been previously brought to notice for bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

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