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Francis Farrell

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Cottage, Richmond Street
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
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Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 8784
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Memorial:
Information: Pte Farrell was one of a number of Longford prisoners of war taken in 1914. He was at Gefangenen Lager, Limburg, and was listed as one of a number of Co. Longford men at the camp in May 1915. The Red Cross's POW records noted that Pte Farrell's next-of-kin was Mrs. M. Farrell.
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Notes: The Limburg camp chaplain Rev. Fr. Crotty (titled Irischer Kaplan) wrote the following to Bishop Hoare of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, which was reproduced in the Longford Leader's War Notes on the 2 July 1915 under the subheadings: 'Longford Prisoners of War in Germany - Striking Testimony to the Religious Fervour of Irish Prisoners - The Good Catholic Soldiers'. (link below)
Links: http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/1827382/1872/13204/ ; http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina.edu/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=LOL%2F1915%2F07%2F03&id=Ar00434&sk=E2058C41

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