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Arthur Thomas FARR

Regimental number3299
Date of birth1886
Place of birthIngham, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o D W Murray Ltd, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Farr, Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 1 February 1917
Place of death or woundingGuedecourt, near Bapaume, France
Age at death31
Place of burialAchiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen FARR. Native of Ingham, Queensland

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in command of a Grenade Section and throughout operations north west of POZIERES from 5th to 11th August, 1916, did exceptionally good work and showed courage of a high order. Under heavy fire he assisted Sergeant MOORE to carry in Sergeant MORGAN of the 15th Battalion, Machine Gun Section, who was wounded and lying in an exposed position. On the morning of the 7th August, 1916, Corporal A.T. FARR did a piece of exceptionally good work bombing a German Trench and was the cause of the capture of eight Germans.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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