|Street:||4 Cottage Richmond Street|
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion / [4th Battalion]|
|Date of Death:||19-10-1914|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium|
John was born in 1884, Templemichael, Co. Longford. Farrell enlisted in Boyle Co. Roscommon in Dec 1911 and became part of the 4th Battalion with the Connaught Rangers. When Pte. Farrell was called to the front in Oct 1914 he was now part of the 2nd Battalion. He was later killed in action likely from the first Battle of Ypres.
His brother Francis also fought in the Great War, and became one in a number of Longford men to be taken prisoner. He was later released and surrived the war.
|Parents Names:||The late Patrick and Mary Farrell|
|Notes:||Pte. Farrell received the Victory and British War Medal in March 1920.|