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Joseph Farrell

Rank: Private
Townland: Clonsheerin* (?)
Town/Village: Killashee
Civil Parish: Killashee
Catholic Parish: Killashee
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Possible entry at Stonepark
Census 1911: Possible entry at Cloonsheerin, Killashee in the household of Mary Fallon
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment
Regiment Number: 5304
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Joseph was born c.1887 likely near Killashee. 

He enlisted with the Leinster Regiment in February 1915, but was discharged on the 22 November 1918 on medical grounds. Strangely, he did not appear to have received the 1914-15 Star, he was granted the Silver War Badge, (B215389), given to those who were honourably discharged due to illness in WW1. 

Joseph was noted as having a fractured thigh in his pension discharge notes, attributed to his military service. His marital status was not noted in his pension index.

Parents Names: Uncertain
Notes: *Townland written as Clonsheiray. It is possible that this is the same Joseph living at Cloonsheerin in 1911, with his wife Maggie and her mother, Mary Fallon. This Joseph and Maggie were married on the 25 August 1910 in St. Mary's Church Lanesborough - Maggie was from Cloonsheerin, whereas Joseph was from Stonepark and was the son of Thomas and Mary Farrell.

Link to possible Civil Record of Marriage.

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