PERSONAL DETAILSMichael FARRELL
Birth date and place8 Jan 1835 Ballymacoda, Castlemartyr, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1857 Ireland (tentative).
SpouseCatherine O’BRIEN.
ChildrenMary 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 placeAfter 1 May 1903 (WO97, p.4).
1913-14 Geraldton Guardian 13 Jan 1916 report on widow’s death.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
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 place8 Oct 1852 Cork.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean, Turkey & Crimea 9 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place22 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service3 years 15 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1616/157.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension District
Pension Amount8d. 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
ShipEdwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Prison Warder [Barker p.69].
Farmer at Greenough.
Lead Miner [Erickson p.1019].
Land Grant/Purchase1868 Greenough Locations G36 & 37 40 acres [grant and purchase].
4 May 1874 Title issued Loc. G36.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.