Harold Denis Farckens was born in Ballarat, Victoria was single and was employed as a Woodcutter. He enlisted in Blackboy Hill, Western Australia at the age of 21. He volunteered and was stationed with the 6th Tunnelling Company later transferring to the 3rd Tunnelling Company with the Regimental number 4324. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 5th of April 1919. Tree number 3412.