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Patrick Francis FARRELL

Regimental number3237
Date of birth8 January 1896
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMoyhu, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dominick Farrell, Moyhu, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1917
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Discharge date2 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917. Transferred to Artillery Details, Larkhill Camp, 24 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917. Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 23 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Freidrichsruh', 8 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 1 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 2 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as a guard at POW Camp 13, Murchison, Victoria; enlisted 7 July 1941 as V17199; discharged, Sergeant, 15 July 1947.
Date of death2 July 1979
Age at death83
Place of burialMurchison Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARRELL Patrick Francis

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