|Place of birth||Cessnock New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Farnham, Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/46/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||151|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For great gallantry on the 25th April, 1915, and throughout the landing operations near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). In attending to the wounded under a heavy fire, he showed the greatest zeal and disregard of danger, and at all times gave a fine exhibition of coolness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
'In the operations against the enemy positons at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/34d June, 1918 Corporal FARNHAM displayed great gallantry and initiative. When a gun close by which was firing on a very strong enemy machine gun position on the flank was put out of action, Corporal FARNHAM, regardless of his personal safety, carried the ammunition through the enemy's barrage to his own gun position and expended both his own and the disabled gun crews' quota. by great skill he was able to fire alternate shots at his own and the disabled gun crews' targets, thereby savidng casualties from flanking machine gun fire. He set a splendid example of gallantry and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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