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Phillip Charles FARMER

Regimental number1711
Date of birth1896
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolCentral State School 1912, Footscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Farmer, Powell Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Anzac Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 9 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 118), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Emma LYDIA farmer, 16 Station Street, Regent, VIctoria. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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