2482 Harry George FARRINGTON

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – including at Bullecourt

mm-military-medal-geov-lgeHospitalised sick on three occasions

Awarded the Military Medal

Summary of Private Farrington’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
15th July 1919 Australia Discharged
22nd May 1919 Australia Disembarked Trazos Montes
8th April 1919 England Returned to Australia on Trazos Montes
27th February 1919 England Absent without leave for 10 days. Award 7 days CC and forfeiture of 20 days pay
30th January 1919 England Disembarked Weymouth from France
31st December 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
29th December 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
14th November 1918 France To hospital sick (while on leave)
4th November 1918 France Proceeded on French leave
29th July 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
17th July 1918 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed and admitted to 40th CCS, then transferred to Abbeville
9th March 1918 Belgium Re-joined Battalion
4th March 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
10th July 1917 England Marched in to Training Depot Longbridge Deverill
5th July 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
4th July 1917 England Absent without leave – award 3 days CC plus forfeiture of 2 days pay
20th June 1917 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
14th May 1917 England Admitted VAD Red Cross Hospital Sherbourne Dorset
13th May 1917 France Embarked for England on HS St. David from Rouen
4th May 1917 France Admitted to 9th General Hospital Rouen
3rd May 1917 France Wounded in Action – Gunshot Wound shoulder and arm
25th March 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
15th February 1917 France Proceeded overseas to France on SS Victoria via Folkestone
31st January 1917 England Marched in to Infantry Draft Depot Perham Down
28th December 1916 England Discharged from hospital
23rd November 1916 France Admitted 1st Southern General Hospital
22nd November 1916 France Embarked on HS Ghookhes at Le Havre for England
8th November 1916 France To 38 CCS  – oedema feet
7th November 1916 France To hospital sick – bronchitis
15th September 1916 France Awarded Military Medal for duties as stretcher-bearer
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
15th September 1915 Australia Re-assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 10th Reinforcements 8th Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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