PERSONAL DETAILS Michael FARRELL
Birth date and place 8 Jan 1835 Ballymacoda, Castlemartyr, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 1857 Ireland (tentative).
Spouse Catherine O’BRIEN.
Children Mary Jane 1859 Ireland (tentative).
Michael 1862, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Margaret 1864, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Ellen 1866, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Edward 1869, Greenough, Western Australia.
William Joseph 1871, Greenough, Western Australia.
Mary Ann 1874, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Lancelot 1876, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Death date and place After 1 May 1903 (WO97, p.4).
1913-14 Geraldton Guardian 13 Jan 1916 report on widow’s death.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 99th Lanarkshire Regiment . 15 Feb 1852 transferred to
77th East Middlesex Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2856 Private.
Attestation date and place 8 Oct 1852 Cork.
Service/Campaigns Mediterranean, Turkey & Crimea 9 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 25 July 1855.  Also Severe Wound 28 August 1855.
Disabled by loss of amputation of the 2 last phalanges of fore and middle fingers of left hand after wound by a fragment of shell on 28th August at the Quarries.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 22 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 3 years 15 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1616/157.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.  Increased to 9d. per diem 12 May 1874 and 18d. per diem 26 Mar 1903.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Edwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Prison Warder [Barker p.69].
Farmer at Greenough.
Lead Miner [Erickson p.1019].
Land Grant/Purchase 1868 Greenough Locations G36 & 37 40 acres [grant and purchase].
4 May 1874 Title issued Loc. G36.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.