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Joseph Farrell

Rank: Private
Townland: Cloonturk
Town/Village: Stonepark
Civil Parish: Ballymacormack
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Shrule, Co. Longford;
Census 1901: Likely entry at Cloonturk, near Stonepark
Census 1911: Likely entry at Cloonturk, near Stonepark
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 5th Battalion, "A" Company
Regiment Number: 5401 (5402)
Date of Death:
Cause: Natural causes.

Joseph was born in Longford - it is unclear what year he was born. He married Bridget Clabby of Clondra, at the chapel in Clondra on the 21 September 1891, and they went on to have a large family. Joseph was a labourer and farmer.

Prior to the war, Pte Farrell served with the 6th Rifle Brigade, a militia company based in Longford town. He listed for war service with the Leinster Regiment on the 19 January 1916, giving his age as 45 years. However, he was discharged from the Leinster Regiment 72 days later on the 31 March 1916 at Mullingar* due to his age. He stated that he was under 45, the maximum age for enlistment, but the medical examiners felt he appeared significantly older. 

Parents Names: Son of Edward Farrell, Ballymacormack, Longford
Notes: It is likely that Joseph passed away in 1940 in Stonepark, at the given age of 72.

Link to Civil Record of Marriage; possible Civil Record of Death

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