Frank FARQUHARSON

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FARQUHARSON, Frank

Service Number: 5016
Enlisted: 13 March 1917, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kiama, New South Wales, February 1899
Home Town: Kiama, New South Wales
Schooling: Kiama State School
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died of wounds, France, 31 August 1918
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5016, Sydney, New South Wales
10 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5016, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5016, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5016, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5016 Private Frank Farquharson, 33rd Battalion. A draper from Kiama, NSW prior to enlistment, Pte Farquharson embarked with the 14th Reinforcements, 30th Battalion from Sydney on HMAT Marathon on 10 May 1917. Later transferring to the 33rd Battalion, on 31 August 1918 he died of wounds received in action, aged 19, and was buried in the Daours Communal cemetery Extension, France. His brother 1689 Sergeant (Sgt) Walter Farquharson had previously been killed in action at Bullecourt, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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