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Herbert FARMER

Regimental number1854
Place of birthNarracoorte, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNaracoorte, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marion Farmer, Naracoorte, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (6 months); 74th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, no date stated.

Marched into 8th Training Bn, England, 24 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 12 November 1916.

Marched out to unit, 22 November 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 November 1916.

Detached to 8th Bde Works Unit, 14 November 1917; rejoined unit, 17 December 1917.

Detached to Bombing Course, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit, 11 February 1918.

Promoted to Lance Corporal, 2 August 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 13 August 1918; rejoined unit, 3 September 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 12 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 March 1929
Age at death32
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARMER Herbert

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