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John Farrell

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Cottage Richmond Street
Townland: Templemichael
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
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Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion / [4th Battalion]
Regiment Number: 4546
Date of Death: 19-10-1914
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium
Information:

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.
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