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Walter Percy FARR

Date of birth21 November 1889
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Barracks, Melbourne, Vic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Walter Farr, 41 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Staff Captain)
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: AA&QMG HQ Desert Mounted Corps
Promotion date: 2 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917).

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 11 December 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateDischarged 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Frederick and Jane Walter FARR

Distinguished Service Order

'Capture of Jerusalem.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Order of Karageorge - 4th Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Order of Karageorge (Serbia), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 November 1940
Age at death50
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Crematorium, Botany, New South Wales

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