Aubrey George FARMER DCM, MID


FARMER, Aubrey George

Service Number: 325
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Colston School, Bristol, England
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 325, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 325, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 325, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, On 25th April, 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for gallantry in repeatedly carrying messages and twice going back for ammunition under severe rifle and machine gun fire; and again on 27th April, when his Officer was wounded, for organizing a party of three men who carried the wounded Officer to the rear. Private Farmer exposed himself fearlessly, and it was owing to his coolness and initiative that the party succeeded. He was himself wounded. Source: London Gazette No. 6542 on 3 July 1915
4 May 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 29251 on5 August 1915; Commonwealth Gazette, No. 133 on 28 October 1915.
Date unknown: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 23 and the son of William and Clara Farmer, of "Montrose," Musgrave St., Mosman, New South Wales.

The date he died is not known with certainty but is believed to have been between 29/04/1915 and 06/06/1915.

His brother, Lieutenant Reginald William Bartlett Farmer, aged 30, also fell. He served in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve~ H.M.A.S. "Torrens." 

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private Aubrey George Farmer (23), reported missing, is the son of the late William Farmer, jeweller, Hunter-street, and Mrs. Farmer, of Montrose, Musgrave-street, Mosman. He was born in Sydney and educated at the Colston School, Bristol, England. Returning to Sydney in 1908 he entered the firm of Messrs. Hardy Bros, Hunter-street, and afterwards was with Messrs. Stewart, Dawson, and Co. He was one of the first to offer his services when the war broke out.