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Peter O'Farrell

Rank: Chaplain
Townland: Lisnacusha
Town/Village: Lanesborough
Civil Parish: Rathcline
Catholic Parish: Rathcline
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Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 5th Battalion
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Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Fr. Peter O'Farrell (1884-1948) was a curate in Longford town when he volunteered to serve with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, which was raised by the 8th Earl of Granard in late 1914.

The battalion was based in the cavalry barracks, Church Street, until April 1915. Fr O'Farrell served in the battalion throughout the war, including at Gallipoli in 1915 and for a long period on the Salonika Front in northern Greece and neighbouring countries.

He decorated with the Military Cross for bravery in July 1917, while on the Salonika Front. His brother Luke C. Farrell of the Irish Guards died on 1 February 1915.

Parents Names: Son of Luke and Susanna (née) Clarke, Farrell of Lisnacusha, Lanesborough

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