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- Farrell, Michael
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Michael FARRELL|
|Birth date and place||8 Jan 1835 Ballymacoda, Castlemartyr, Cork, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1857 Ireland (tentative).|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|