Farquhar, William Gordon, DSO (Major)

Accession Number 1DRL/0278
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Farquhar, William Gordon
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/5226
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to service of Major William Gordon Farquhar, DSO, 8 Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes works diary maintained by Farquhar at Quinn's Post.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 8 Field Company Engineers. Surveyor of Brisbane; born Woongarra, QLD, 1886 (or 1888); enlisted 18 April 1914, and embarked with 3 Field Company; commissioned on 26 July 1915 and posted to 5 Field Company; promoted Lieutenant 26 August 1915; transferred to 8 Field Company; promoted Captain 14 March 1916; Major 21 March 1917; left England for Australia 2 January 1919. Two brothers also served: 735 Private Mure Robertson Farquhar, 18 Battalion and Lieutenant N G Farquhar MC, Kings Royal Rifle Corps.