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Michael Edward FERRAR

Regimental number817
Place of birthOatlands, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep farmer
AddressSwansea, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. W.M. Ferrar, Campbell Town, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Cadets
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentTPR
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 29 January 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Date of death25 August 1919
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Grave No. 983), Melbourne
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emily H. FERRAR, "Cloona" Swansea, Tasmania
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 11 March 1916; disembarked 22 April 1916; discharged (medically unit), Hobart, 2 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERRAR Michael Edward

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