Joseph Albert FARAGHER

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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.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

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

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