Studio portrait of 1689 Sergeant (Sgt) Walter Farquharson, 19th Battalion. A Post Office official ...

Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P00518.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 1689 Sergeant (Sgt) Walter Farquharson, 19th Battalion. A Post Office official from Kiama, NSW prior to enlistment, Sgt Farquharson embarked with the rank of Corporal (Cpl) with the 2nd Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Kanowna on 19 June 1915. Later promoted to Sergeant, he was initially reported as missing in action but a later Court of Enquiry determined that he had been killed in action on 3 May 1917. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. His brother 5016 Private (Pte) Frank Farquharson later died of wounds received in action.