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Melville FARMER

Regimental number76
Date of birth29 June 1888
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
SchoolWallaroo and Clare Public Schools, South Australia
OccupationInsurance clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinH Farmer, Victor Harbor, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGM SGT (prov)
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 30 April 1918
Place of death or woundingEs Salt, Palestine
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harold and Louisa Margaret FARMER; husband of Ruby E. FARMER, "Claverton", Cross Roads, Myrtle Bank, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Contracted illness at Gallipoli; evacuated; recovered and rejoined unit.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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