Martin Henry FARRINGTON

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FARRINGTON, Martin Henry

Service Number: 21298
Enlisted: 28 October 1915, Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 110th Australian (Howitzer) Battery
Born: Mackay, Queensland , 28 October 1895
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 14 June 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Ypres West-Vlaanderen Flanders Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland
11 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21298, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21298, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
14 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21298, 110th Australian (Howitzer) Battery

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Biography

Martin was killed on the 14th June 1917 at Souvenir Ammunition Dump near Messines when it was hit by enemy shelling.

The 110th Howitzer Battery (part of the 10th Field Artillery Brigade (/explore/units/324), 4th Division Artillery) had a fatigue party working on the dump at time. Every man became a causality and consequently 18 were killed and 8 wounded. 

Source: War Dairy 

 

Cemetery  details:  Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

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