Frank Farquharson

First Name: 
Frank
Last Name: 
Farquharson
Mother's Name: 
Emma
Father's Name: 
Percy Farquharson
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 13, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
33rd Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 31, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Private Frank Farquharson (Service no. 5016) was born circa 1899 in Kiama and at the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old Draper who was still serving in the Senior Cadets.

He embarked on HMAT A74 Marathon on 3rd May, 1917 with 14th Reinforcements 39th Battalion. On arrival in France he was posted to C coy 33rd Battalion and saw service on the Western Front. On 17th April, 1918 he was buried by a shell and was admitted to hospital with shell shock. He returned to his unit and on 20th August, 1918 he was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his abdomen.

Frank was evacuated to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station for treatment but he died of his wounds on 31st August, 1918. He is buried in Daours Military Cemetery, Plot 8, Row B, Grave 53. Frank died just a few months after his older brother Walter was killed at Bullecourt.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FARQUHARSON F

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