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Regimental number3548
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressIron Knob, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Farrell, Iron Knob, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date26 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1662 Pte Thomas FARRELL, 48th Bn, died of disease, 10 June 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 June 1919; discharged, 9 September 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 85 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 26 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 December 1968
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARRELL Martin

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