FARNIE, Stuart Cheyne
(Service number 15887)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 28 September 1892 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date 4 May 1916 Age
Address at Enlistment Woodbury, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T.C. Farnie (Father), Woodbury, Geraldine, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Gastritus headache, Featherston; Fit for service

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 6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitermata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
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

3 May1917 - Admitted to No.2 Casualty Clearing Station, with wounds to thigh and scrotum

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 May 1917 Age 24
Place of Death France
Cause Died Of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Baileul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Memorial Reference III. B. 133.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Woodbury War Memorial; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of F Cheyne Farnie and Clara MU Farnie of Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records Ref . (AABK 18805 W537 0039012) [11/11/2013];

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