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Edward Ernest Farnsworth

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Banks H.V.T. - Barnard H. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Banks H.V.T. - Barnard H. (photo J …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Farnsworth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1699 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Melbourne Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Death Notice : The Argus : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1411998
  • Birth notes
    Charles George and Hannah Farnsworth (nee Stringer), Yarra Glen, Victoria (second son) Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Death Notice : The Argus : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1411998
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eva Farnsworth (wife), 10 Olive Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Death Notice : The Argus : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1411998

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1699 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    On the 7th June 1917, he took the first stretcher squad to Messines Right Sector and had to carry back under heavy fire. He showed fine judgement in controlling the bearers and did consistent good work throughout the operation, in the day pervious to this he was slightly wounded. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Lieut. E. Farnsworth, Masterton'
    It is with regret writes our Masterton correspondent, that we learned of the loss of one of our most respected members, Mr E. Farnsworth, who was killed in France on September 12th. He went away in the 9th Reinforcements in No.3, Ambulance Brigade, distinguished himself, and was awarded the Military Medal. Things were apparently too slow in the Ambulance for his pushing disposition, and he joined the Infantry, got his lieutenancy on the field, and did good work after receiving his commission. He was of a genial disposition, and exceedingly good-natured. He was always active at Branch Meetings, and had just completed a term as Chairman before enlisting. It is with deep regret we have to write him off as “Killed in Action.” He leaves behind a widow and one boy aged 7 years. To the widow, the Branch expresses its deepest and lasting sympathy in her sad loss. A letter of sympathy has been sent from the Branch Members. Railway review, 18 October 1918, p 523 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History : www.nzhistory.govt.nz
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 September 1918 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    35 Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Death Notice : The Argus : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1411998
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Yarra Glen (Victoria) Memorial Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Death Notice : The Argus : http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1411998
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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04 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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