FARQUHARSON, William James

Service Number: 1327
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Peak Hill, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Peak Hill and Forbes Public Schools, New South Wales
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds - head, Greek Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 20 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave 127 Rev. D. McKay officiated Headstone inscription reads:Rest is peace, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers KIA Honour Roll, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers Who Served Abroard Honour Roll, Peak Hill and District Great War Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Ellen Louisa of Forbes, NSW. Brother of Nellie Farquharson, Annie Farquharson and Leslie Farquhson

Husband of Lilian Louisa Farquhason of 'The Haven', Hornsey Road, Flemington, Victoria formerly of 'Dunoon', Warbarton Street, Marrickville, NSW. In 1920 Lilian had returned to live in NSW. Father of William Boulton Farquharson and Jean Farquharson

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