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Francis Farrell

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Cottage, Richmond Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at RIchmond Street, Longford
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 8784
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Francis born the 16 April 1886 on New Street, Longford. He 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.

Francis's two brothers John and Lewis (Louis) also served in WW1, but were killed-in-action in 1914 and 1918 respectively. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Farrell and Mary (née McHugh), 4 Cottage, Richmond Street, Longford
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)

Red Cross POW records ; Longford Leader, Our War Notes, July 1915; link to Civil Record of Birth

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