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29/08/2018 Private O’Farrell is buried in Le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery in France.
29/08/2018 Mr John Farrell, Gortgonis, Coalisland has received intimation from the War Office that his son, Private John Farrell, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has died on 15th May from wounds received in action. Private Farrell, who was only 18 years of age, had enlisted just six weeks before the outbreak of the war, and was despatched with the second expeditionary force in September.
29/08/2018
29/08/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 5th June 1915:
29/08/2018 The Tyrone Courier report and a similar one in the Mid Ulster Mail wrongly identify the family name as Farrell rather than O’Farrell.
29/08/2018 The 1901 census lists John as age 4, living with the family at house 7 in Ross More, Donaghmore, County Tyrone. His mother was a house keeper. His father is not living with family at that point.
30/12/2015
30/12/2015
30/12/2015 John O'Farrell was the son of John and Mary O'Farrell. He was born in Dungannon about 1897.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records John as 14 years old. John's father was a farm labourer. John lived with his family at Gortgonis, Tullyniskane, Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Known family: John O'Farrell, Mary O'Farrell, Joseph O'Farrell (born about 1893), Robert O'Farrell, (born about 1894), John O'Farrell (born about 1897), Maryanne O'Farrell (born about 1899), James O'Farrell (born about 1902), Teresa O'Farrell (born about 1905).
30/12/2015 John O'Farrell enlisted in Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Private John O’Farrell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Tuesday 25th May 1915.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10th June 1915:
30/12/2015 Mr John Farrell, Gortgonis, Coalisland has received intimation that his son, Private John Farrell, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died on 15th May from wounds received in action. Private Farrell, who was only 18 years of age, had enlisted just six weeks before the outbreak of the war, and was dispatched with the second expeditionary force in September.
30/12/2015 The CWGC records Private John O’Farrell as the son of John and Mary O'Farrell of Gortgonis, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
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