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FARAM, Francis George (1914-1984)

FARAM, Francis George (1914-1984)

Francis was born at Omeo, the son of the Rev Francis George Faram and Eva Beatrice Priscilla nee Rodgers. He attended Rushworth Higher Elementary School before attending Geelong College as a boarder from 1930 to 1931. His mother had died in 1929 the year before his College enrolment. At College, he was a member of the 3rd Football Team of 1931 and the 1st Cricket Team of 1931.

In 1939, he married Enid Margaret Walter, the daughter of Edgar Ernest and Catherine Isabella nee Crawford, of Hamilton. He enlisted on 19 January 1942 and served in the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, in New Guinea (Nadzab, Markham Valley and Lae), and Morotai. He was discharged on 7 September 1945.

Sources: James Affleck, Geelong Collegians’ at the Second World War. OGC1928.
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