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Farmer, Clarence Rupert (34087)

Place of Birth: Fitzroy, VIC

Age: 22 years

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 14 December 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 34087            view online service record

53 Robe Street
St Kilda, VIC

Next of Kin:
Violet Smart (friend)
130 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 11 May 1917
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Field Artillery Brigade – March 1917 Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 4 July 1919
Discharged: Wednesday, 17 September 1919

In November 1919, Clarence applied to Port Melbourne Council for the combined position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector for Electric Supply. Over 100 applications were received*.

Another returned soldier, Sydney Ryan Carns was the successful applicant.

* The file of handwritten applications is part of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 24, 2016 1.52 pm 0Likes

    Second World War service :

    Born 26 November, 1900 (Fitzroy), enlisted 31 May, 1900, served VX200003, Private, Pet (Petroleum) Park Company, locality on enlistment Port Melbourne, Attested Caulfield, NOK Violet FARMER. Discharged 30 June, 1943

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