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Hubert FARMER

Regimental number422
Place of birthShewburyness England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
AddressRaleigh Street, Victoria Park East, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edward Farmer, Raleigh Street, Victoria Park East, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Good work as Company bomber, also as despatch carrier under fire. Also carried out valuable rescue work, showing conspicuous bravery. (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He reached the enemy's wire and tried to cut it with bombs. He then carried a despatch through heavy fire, at the same time helping in two wounded men. Later he continued carrying despatches and assisting the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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