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John Joseph FARRELL

Regimental number12
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarmor, N C Line, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Farrell, Johnstown, Waterford Island, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 10 Months in the Mamoun Rifle Club.
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (Nov 1914)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 December 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date22 August 1916
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Appointed Acting Corporal whilst Medical Orderly, Ramatanai, 29 September 1915. Transferred from 3rd Bn, Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces to Australian Army Medical Corps, Rabaul, 29 October 1915.

Proceeded to Australia on SS 'Te Anau' for furlough, 6 December 1915; returned to duty, Rabaul, 14 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 6 June 1916.

Discharged Brisbane, 22 August 1916, and struck off strength, 20 September 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARRELL John Joseph

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