Joseph Albert FARAGHER

FARAGHER, Joseph Albert

Service Number: 5697
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 2 August 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31., Menin Gate Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton District Great War Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Nabawa Upper Chapman Valley Road Board WW1 District Roll of Honour, Nabawa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 5697, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
17 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 5697, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Fremantle
2 Aug 1917: Involvement Corporal, 5697, 44th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was born on the Isle of Man and was probably related to Driver Edward Faragher- Service Number 9727-10th Coy. Australian Army Service Corps- Died 26/04/1916

Joseph is honoured on the Southport War Memorial, presumably because his next of kin-sister-Mrs C. Rimmer, lived there.

He is one of seven Australian soldier casualties of the Great War honoured on the Southport War Memorial but 2 of these cannot be verified for certain; they are:


Sergeant A F HORTON

Corporal R MCGILL