Alfred Edwin FARNELL

FARNELL, Alfred Edwin

Service Number: 3466
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Eaglehawk, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Woodvale and Eaglehawk North State Schools, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Fleurbaix, France, 9 August 1916
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row T, Grave No. 11, Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Estaires, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Sailors Gully Eaglehawk North State School No. 1428 Honor Roll The Great War
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3466, 5th Infantry Battalion, Eaglehawk, Vic.
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3466, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Nestor embarkation_ship_number: A71 public_note: ''
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3466, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
24 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
9 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 3466, 57th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3466 awm_unit: 57 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-09
9 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3466, 57th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Taken on strength of 57th Btn on 8 August 1916. Fractured arm and thigh sustained in trenches at Fleurbaix. Evacuated to 1st CCS however died of wounds same day.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte Alfred Farnell DOW sustained at Fleurbaix, only one day after he joined the 57th Battalion in France.