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