FARRELL – James 40th Regiment & 87th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment
87TH Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameFARRELL – James
Regiment (s)40th and 87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 700 / 2970
Date/Age/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation1st Approx 1850
2nd 21st July 1860 / 29 years / Melbourne Victoria Australia
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia
Australian Colonies and New Zealand – 5 years
Length of ServiceService previous to reenlistment 21st July 1860 10 years 123 days
Service between 21st July 1860 and 9th January 1866 5 years 171 days Total Service 15 years 294 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge1st 31 March 1860
2nd Private / 9th June 1866 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Wicklow Ireland
Pension Districts1866 1st Dublin
1867 – 1874 Western Australia
1874 – September 1876 Wellington New Zealand
October 1876 – March 1879 Tasmania
Post 1879 (unknown date) moved to Sydney New South Wales (no pension details)
Pension Paid9d per diem
1866 increased to 1/0d per diem
1875 Unspecified increase for service to the Enrolled Force Although he was still paid 1/- in New Zealand
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Wicklow Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Did not apply for a land grant while resident in WA: claim later refused when he moved to NSW
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Moved to Sydney New South Wales: residing at 123 Riley Street, Sydney in November 1890: Mentions in a letter that he completed 8 years’ service in WA which may mean that he left WA after March 1875
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known – depends on verification of departure from Australia for Ireland post-1890
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Farrell 2970 Private 87th Foot location Ferozepore
Discharge due to injury to right shoulder and previous injury to leg (India 1853)
James Farrell wrote in November 1890 to the Governor of WA (Sir William Robinson) from Sydney, requesting that he be granted land because he had completed 8 years’ service in the Enrolled Pensioner Force in WA. He was informed (December 1890) that as he had left the colony of WA, the land grant did not apply to him