Melville Orchard FARMER

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FARMER, Melville Orchard

Service Number: 76
Enlisted: 20 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 29 June 1888
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo and Clare Public Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Insurance Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Es-Salt, Palestine, 30 April 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Victor Harbor Congregational Church Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant
12 Feb 1915: Involvement SN 76, 9th Light Horse Regiment
12 Feb 1915: Embarked SN 76, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
30 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant

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Biography

Son of Henry FARMER and Louisa Margaret nee ORCHARD

Husband of Ruth Ethel FARMER nee ADAMS

Married Ruth Ethel ADAMS of St. Peters, Sa in Port Said, Egypt 29 July 1916