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Patrick J. Farrell

Rank: Corporal
Town/Village: Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Brocklagh, Drumlish; 182 Rhodes Street, Providence, R.I.
Census 1901: Resident at Brocklagh, Drumlish
Census 1911: Resident at Brocklagh, Drumlish
Regiment/Unit: 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, U.S. Army
Regiment Number: 2264231
Date of Death: 26-09-1918
Cause: Killed in action, Battle of Meuse-Argonne
Memorial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Patrick is recorded as being born in Brocklagh on the 18 June 1893, one of a family of six surviving children. He emigrated to the US on the R.M.S. Cedric in September 1914* and initially lived in Providence, Rhode Island, where his sister Rose Anne also resided*, before moving to Utah,

Patrick then lived in Ogden, Utah, where he was drafted to the U.S. Army on 25 October 1917. He sailed on the S.S. Dante Alegheiri from Jersey City on the 10 May 1918. During his overseas service, Patrick was engaged in offensives at Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne, and in defensive engagements at Vesle (Champagne), Tulon and Verdun. He was killed in action on the opening day of the Battle of Meuse-Argonne, although family lore states that he was killed accidentally when he was kicked by a dying soldier.


Parents Names: Son of Patrick Farrell and Mary Anne (née McGuirk) of Brocklagh, Drumlish
Notes: *On his 1914 shipping manifest, Patrick gives Rose Anne's address as 182 Rhodes Street, Providence - this building does not appear to be standing any longer. She was given as his emergency contact on his Utah Miltiary Extract Record in 1917; her address at that time was 160 Columbia Avenue, Providence.

Link to ABMC entry; link to Civil Record of Birth (if link does not work, add .pdf to the end of the web address), Utah and The World War, Noble Warrum, 1922; Ogden Daily Standard, 27 July 1918; Ellis Island Record (records 0718 and 0719, line 10)

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