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George Charles FARRELL

Regimental number1921
Place of birthBrewarrina New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFisherman
AddressTudor Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Timothy Farrell, Tudor Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadet Corps.
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLes Boeufs, Somme, France
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot VII, Row L, Grave No. 10), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Timothy and Mary Ann FARRELL, Tudor Street, Bourke, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1920 Pte Timothy Oxley FARRELL, 55th Bn, died of wounds, 22 May 1918; 1919 Lance Corporal Edward Albert FARRELL, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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