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Francis Joseph Farmer

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Farmer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30192 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1889 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Havelock NorthHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hepburn (sister), Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 30192 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Groom/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Francis Farmer was the son of Francis Farmer, of Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand, and the late Ann Farmer.

    Embarked Wellington, 30 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, Codford, 3 April 1917, and posted to 14th Company.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 6 October 1917; to England, 8 October 1917, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 26 October 1917; to Command Depot, Codford, 6 November 1917.
    Found guilty, 28 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 2 pm, 22 November, until 1.30 pm, 23 November 1917: forfeited 2 days' pay and a further 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
    Found guilty, 31 December 1917, of being absent without leave from 11 pm, 27 December, to 10 am, 29 December 1917: forfeited 3 days' pay, and a further 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
    Proceeded overseas to France (no date recorded), and marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 17 April 1918.
    Joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 20 May 1918, and posted to 14th Company.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 July 1918.
    Killed in action, 5 September 1918.

    Parents: Francis Farmer, Greenmeadows, Napier, and the late Ann Farmer AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM K. 5. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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