FARRELL – James 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment

NameFARRELL – James
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 700
Date/Age/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation21st July 1860 / 29 years / Melbourne Victoria Australia
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies and New Zealand – 5 years
Length of ServiceWO97 (discharge papers) are confusing: include other service than the 1860 attestation information)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th June 1866 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1866 1st Dublin
1867 – 1874 Western Australia
1874 – September 1876 New Zealand
October 1876 – March 1879 Tasmania
Post 1879 (unknown date) moved to Sydney New South Wales (no pension details)
Pension Paid9d per diem
1875 increased to 1/0d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force
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 when he received a pension increase (see above)
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 InformationJames 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. This may have been a factor in him leaving Australia to return to Ireland(?)