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1845   Private Samuel James MacFarlane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/12/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/03/1894
Died: 20/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Private Samuel James MacFarlane was born at Doons, Orritor, Cookstown on 17th March 1894. On leaving school he served his apprenticeship with the Henderson Line of Steamers, trading between Glasgow and Rangoon. He later went to work in Australia. On arrival in Sydney he found that war had broken out in Europe and immediately volunteered his services. He took part in the New Guinea Campaign and was offered a commission to assist in training other volunteers. He preferred to volunteer for active service in Europe and was at first posted to Cairo and then Gallipoli. He was fatally wounded at Gallipoli and died a short time later on an Australian Hospital Ship, having been recommended for a medal.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
  South Anzac, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Mem-38
CWGC Casualty 717955
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat - Bigali road. From this junction you should travel into the main Anzac area. At 7.6kms., take a right turn to Chunuk Bair and initially take the road to Kemalyeri. At 10.3kms, Lone Pine will be found on the left. Lone Pine Cemetery stand on the plateau at the top of Victoria Gully.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 78
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists MacFarlane family 1901 census lists Samuel as 7 years old at house 4 in Doons, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory MacFarlane, Mrs, Skerry-Bhan Private Hotel, 3 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush
3 1911 Census lists MacFarlane Family 1911 Census does not list Samuel James at house 3 in Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush Town, Antrim
4 Australian Embarkation Roll First World War Embarkation Roll - Samuel James McFarlane
5 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (40 no) for Private Samuel James MacFarlane
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll -
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Samuel James Macfarlane
8 Flickr - Portrush War Memorial Photo of Portrush War Memorial
9 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Private Sam MacFarlane
10 Lennox Wylie - Portrush Heroes Commemorated Portrush Presbyterian Church, includes photo
11 Siege of Toma Samual MacFarland on the Papua New Guinea island of New England
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023