EXCERPTS from a letter from Mary Ann Farlow to International Red Cross in Switzerland on January 6, 1919. She never remarried and died in 1963, aged 69.
I would be very grateful if you would give me any information regarding my husband No.2308. Trooper Harold Hamilton Farlow, 11th. Light Horse Regt: 4th. Light Horse Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, who was reported to me as wounded & missing on 1st.May 1918, & later as seriously wounded & believed to be a Prisoner in Turkey...
His wounds were dressed & when last seen he was conscious & rational, his water bottle was full & the Ambulance men were preparing to take him out of the trench to the Doctor.
He was 29 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall, fair hair & blue eyes, broad built & very sturdy.
I have been sending letters to him C/O your committee, & as none of them have been returned I am hoping they have been delivered... I am enclosing a money order for 1 pounds towards defraying the expenses of the enquiry. Yours faithfully, Signed M.A.Farlow