|Place of birth||Darkan, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, H I Farrell, Darkan, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Helena Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 53), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Reported missing in action, Pope's Hill, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.
Father wrote to Secretary, Department of Defence (undated, ca. June 1016): 'I have heard various rumors about him, some to the effect that he was well, some the reverse, but I have had no notice from your Department that anything has happened to him, and his name has never appeared in the lists in the newspapers. The last rumor I heard was that he was in one of the hospitals in england and had lost his memory.'
Court of Inquiry held at Rouen, 3-5 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, on or about 2 May 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FARRELL Thomas Ince|