FARRELL – John 21st Fusiliers

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21st Regiment

Turkish Crimea Medal

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NameFARRELL – John
Regiment (s)21st Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 3750
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st August 1854 / 17 years 10 months /Dublin Ireland
Baker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh / Brown / Dark / None
Overseas Service/Duration Crimea – 5 months
Length of Service 276 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1855 1st Dublin
1855 Roscommon Militia
1856 1st Dublin
1857 1st Liverpool
1859 1st Dublin
1866 Tilbury
1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
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 Birth1st October 1836 Carlow Carlow Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism10th May 1837 or 18th June 1837 Carlow, Ireland (parents living in Dublin Road at time of John Junior’s baptism)
Father
Date/Place of Birth
FARRELL John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
BYRNE Mary
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GREEN Anne
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriagePossible Marriage 7th January 1857 St Joseph’s Liverpool Lancashire
Children by 1st WifeCatherine B 1st Qtr 1858 Liverpool Lancashire England
John B 1859 3rd Qtr 1859 Liverpool Lancashire England
Mary Ann B 1865 see Further Information
Laurence B 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1869 Western Australia
Eliza B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M COSTIGAN Henry 1890 Perth Western Australia
D25th May 1912 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Theresa B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M GATES Robert 1915 Fremantle WA
D 24 December 1932 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st September 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1894 Western Australia (tentative)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to loss of power and wasting of right forearm due to gunshot wound in the trenches on 10th February (1855)
The possible marriage gives a different father (Laurence) to the baptism but John Farrell was in Liverpool in January of 1857. (WO22). The birth of a child Laurence in 1867 rather reinforces this as being our John Farrell.
On 16th May 1872 Mary Ann and Eliza Farrell were admitted to the Roman Catholic Orphanage. Mary Ann was age 7 and Eliza age 5. Mary Ann was released on 18th November 1876 and Eliza 31st August 1875, both to their mother.
Ann Farrell (widow) married Pensioner William John Smith ( 50th Foot Sultana) at Fremantle 1872 however on 9th August 1872 he was charged with bigamy as at the time of his marriage to Ann his wife Caroline formerly Beckett was still alive and living at York WA. He was sentenced to 6 months prison and shortly afterwards moved to Victoria