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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Farley J H   Pte  736    John Henry              6 Inf Bn    36 40   Railway employee    W    C of E

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Bowen St, 48    

Next of Kin:    Farley, H, Miss, [sister] High St, Maldon    

                        Farley, Clara Elizabeth, Mrs, wife, 48 Bowen St, Moonee Ponds (married 1914)

Enlisted:     20 August 1914         

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914    


Relatives on Active Service

Farley, Edwin Horatio, No 61851 , 1-17 Reinforcements  son


Date of Death:   21/02/1918    Private 6 Inf Bn



Farley, born in Maldon in 1874, had first married Louisa Edwards  in 1895.   They had two children, Elaine Victoria, born 1895 and Edwin Horatio born 1897.  Louisa died in Maldon in 1898.   The children appear to have later lived with a relative in Maldon, as when Edwin joined the AIF in 1918 he reported having done his compulsory military service in Maldon.


A month after enlisting on 29 August 1914, Farley married for a second time to Clara Elizabeth Turton.



FARLEY—TURTON.—On the 9th September, at

Toorak, by the Rev. W. S. Rollands, John Henry

(of the first expeditionary Force), second son of

the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Farley, of Maldon, to

Clare, youngest daughter of Mrs., and the late

Mr. Eli Turton, of Wodonga. 


Family Notices. (1914, October 21). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.



When the 1914 Electoral Roll was compiled, John Henry Farley, railway employee was residing at 104 Railway Place, West Melbourne, and Clara Elizabeth Turton, cashier, was at  111 Spring St, Melbourne.  After their marriage they probably took a rental house at 48 Bowen St, Moonee Ponds.   Farley had neglected to change his Next of Kin in his service records, though he had made  arrangements for allotments to be paid to Clare.   In 1921 Farley's record was altered to show Clare's address as 1 Gibson St, Alphington, though they were living at that address when Farley died there in 1918.


Farley was initially reported to have been Killed in Action on 8 May 1915, but was subsequently reported as wounded in action, and admitted to hospital in Port Said.    Farley received a compound fracture  of the left humerus caused by a bullet wound at Gallipoli.  A memorial notice in the paper refers to him having received his wound at Cape Hellas.    Farley was returned to Melbourne for a change  in February 1916.  Farley died on 21 February 1918, and his death was said to have been due to war service.


Farley was buried at the Brighton General Cemetery.  Clare was buried with him in 1951.


War Service Commemorated

Regimental Register



In Memoriam


Funeral Notices

FARLEY. — The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN    

HENRY FARLEY (returned Anzac) are re-  

spectfully invited to follow his remains to the

place of interment, in the Brighton Cemetery.

The funeral is appointed to move from his

residence, "Howarth,' Gibson-street, Alphington,

THIS DAY (Saturday), 23rd inst, at 2 o'clock.

ALFRED ALLISON, Funeral Dirctor, Queen -

parade, Clifton Hill. Phone, Northcote, 708.


FARLEY. — On the 21st February, at his resi-

dence, 'Howarth,' 1 Gibson-street, Alphington

after a long and painful illness, Jack, the dearly

loved husband of Clare, and loving father of

Edwin and Elaine, brother of Helen, Har., Soph.,

Tilly (Maldon), Bert (of South Africa), and E C

and J. Noble (Mornington), aged 44 years.

Late Gallipoli hero, A.I.F. Deeply mourned.


FARLEY,— -On the 21st February, at his residence,

'Howarth,' Gibson street, Alphington, John Henry

Farley (returned Anzac), the dearly loved husband

of Clare, aged 44 years.


Family Notices. (1918, February 22). The Age

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1.




It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr.

John Henry Farley, which sad event occurred at his

late residence, Gibson Street, Alphington, at the

comparatively early age of 44 years. The deceased,

who was a native of Maldon, was a returned Anzac

hero, where he played a gallant part. The late Mr.

Farley, who frequently visited Wodonga took a keen

interest in all sporting matters, and was well known

hereabouts. He was a son-in-law of the late Mrs. E.

Turton, South Street, Wodonga.


DEATH OF MR. JOHN H. FARLEY. (1918, March 1).  

Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Vic. : 1885 - 1954),

p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69654877


FARLEY -In fond remembrance of my loving hus-    

band, John Henry (Jack) and father of Elaine    

and Ted (on active service), who passed away      

at his home, Alphington, on the 21st February,

1918 (late 6th battalion A.I.F ; wounded at Cape

Helles, May 8, 1915).

Though lost to sight, his memory ever dear    

-(Inserted by his wife, Clare Farley )  


Family Notices. (1919, February 21). The Argus
(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.


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