• James Farrell

Army / Flying Corps
  • 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Birth

    Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia

Stories and comments
    • FARRELL / O’FARRELL, James – Pte 6921, 25th Bn
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    Born on the 6th of October 1876 at Clarence River, NSW [reg. Grafton] – the son of James FARRELL and Bridget JOHNSON, who married in NSW in 1874 Siblings: John b.1875; Thomas b.1878; Michael b.1879; Married Florence Mary WILLIAMS on the 24th of August 1911 Qld Florence was the daughter of Henry WILLIAMS and Alice Maud Mary BRYSOLE Children: Jennie/Jean May b.1912 (Dressmaker); Thomas James b.1913; Bridget Patricia (Biddy) b.1915 (Milliner) – marr J.S. PICKERING 1938; James Patrick d.18/9/1922 Religion: Roman Catholic Occupation: Labourer WW1: Enlisted in Qld 9/4/1917 age 42 years 9 months – Private 6921 Embarked in Sydney 14/6/1917 with the 20th Reinforcements of the 25th Battalion, on the A20 Hororata, and disembarked Liverpool 26/8/1917 Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital with mumps 7/9/1917, and discharged to Training Depot 8/10/1917 Proceeded overseas to France 30/1/1918, and taken on strength of the 25th Bn 5/2/1918 Wounded in action 2/9/1918, receiving a gunshot wound to the head resulting in loss of sight in both eyes; and transferred through the hospital system to England where he was admitted to the King George Hospital 18/9/1918 Transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield 26/11/1918, and then to St Dunstan’s Hostel for Blinded Soldiers 16/12/1918, where he received training in Poultry Farming and Netting Returned to Australia on the Aeneas, embarking 22/11/1919, and disembarking Sydney 12/1/1920 Residents of “Sunshine,” Rainbow St, Sandgate, Qld 1925, 1928 ; Brighton Terrace, Sandgate 1936; “Oakland,” Gympie St, Northgate, Qld 1937, 1954 James died on the 20th of July 1957 in Qld, aged 80, and was buried with his infant son in the Bald Hills (Sandgate) Cemetery (RC-4-64) Florence died in January 1967 Qld, aged 81, and was interred in the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery St Dunstan’s Review, No.454, Vol XLI, Dec 1957: James O’Farrell, of Brisbane, Queensland, who also died in July last, was eighty-two, and he came to St Dunstan’s in December, 1918. He trained as a poultry-farmer and netting, and he returned to Australia in November, 1919, where he carried on these occupations. He leaves a widow to whom our deep sympathy is sent. Notes: Birth reg. under Farrell; marriage under O’Farrell; death under O’Farrell – his children under O’Farrell Enlisted as Farrell