|Place of birth||Charters Towers, Queensland|
|True Name||DEACON, Victor Holmes|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Tomingley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Farmer, Bodangora via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/71/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 19 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; joined 54th Bn, in the field, 24 December 1916.
Admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 February 1917 (balanitis); transferred to Ambulance Train No 6, 9 February 1917, and admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 10 February 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 February 1917 (debility); to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 February 1917 (change of diagnosis: bronchitis); discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 19 February 1917; transferred to England, 9 March 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, King's Heath Section, Birmingham (debility: severe); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 24 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 March 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 11 April 1917.
Marched in to Infantry Depot, Perham Downs, 23 April 1917.
Marched out to 17th Brigade, Windmill Hill, 25 April 1917.
Transferred to 62nd Bn, 25 April 1917.
Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 October 1917.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 24 October 1917.
Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 13 November 1917 (bronchitis); discharged same day to No 1 command Depot.
Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 4 February 1918 (circumcision); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 6 March 1918.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 10 May 1918.
Statutory Declaration, 21 May 1918, stated true name to be Victor Holmes DEACON.
Married Maude Beatrice DELAMORE, widow, aged 26, The Register Office, West Bromwich, 20 July 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kigoma', 20 May 1920; disembarked Sydney, 18 July 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 3 October 1920.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||See 678 Victor Holmes DEACON for first period of service.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FARMER Victor Holmes|