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Luke C. Farrell

Rank: Private
Townland: Lisnacusha
Town/Village: Lanesborough
Civil Parish: Rathcline
Catholic Parish: Rathcline
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at Lisnacush, Rathcline, Longford
Census 1911: Residing at Lisnacush, Rathcline, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 4915
Date of Death: 01-02-1915
Cause: Killed in action, France
Memorial: Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, France

Luke was born 9 August 1886 to a family of 10 children. He enlisted for the amy in Dublin.

For Winter Operations Pte. Farrell was engaging in the Affairs of Cuinchy, where attack and counter-attack had been taking place between the British and Germans since 29 January until early February. It was during these counter-attacks that Luke was killed in action aged 28 years.

His brother, Fr. Peter Farrell was a chaplain in the army during the First World War.

Parents Names: Son of Luke and Susanna (née Clarke), Farrell of Lisnacusha, Lanesborough.
Notes: His father Luke was a publican in Lanesborough.

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