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John Farrell

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Cottage Richmond Street
Townland: Templemichael
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at RIchmond Street, Longford
Census 1911: Resident at Richmond Street
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

John was born in 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 during the first Battle of Ypres.

John's brothers Lewis (Louis) and Francis also fought in the Great War. Francis became a POW, but was released at the end of the war, but sadly Lewis died in 1918. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Farrell and Mary (née McHugh) of 4 Cottage, Richmond St., Longford.
Notes: Pte. Farrell received the Victory and British War Medal in March 1920.

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