FARQUHAR, Alexander
(Service number 24/1981)

Aliases Alex, Aleck
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 8 September 1896 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Post Office cadet
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. FARQUHAR (father), Clayton, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farm manager


Date Age 41 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference P2 31
New Zealand Memorials Ashwick Flat Roll of Honour (Returned)

Biographical Notes

Son of John & Marion FARQUHAR, of Clayton, Fairlie. His father managed Clayton station for Mr G. I. Hamilton, living there for 35 years, & retired in June 1919. Brother of Allan FARQUHAR who was killed in action in 1918. Educated at Pleasant Point & Fairlie schools. On leaving school he started work in the Post Office at Fairlie. Returned homefrom the front in 1919. After the war he was the farm manager of family farm "Poplar Downs" at Kimbell. Buried in Fairlie Cemetery on 9 September 1937 [Council burial record has Allan].


Cenotaph Database [13 March 2014]; Mackenzie District Council Burial Records (Fairlie Cemetery) [28 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 15 May 1919, 6 June 1919 (Papers Past) [13 March 2014]

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