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FARRELL – John 28th 22nd and 43rd Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
43rd Regiment
Indian Mutiny Medal
Died on wreck of EMMA -Perth Gazette 12 July 1867
NameFARRELL – John
Regiment (s)28th 22nd and 43rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1599 (28th)
2724 (22nd)
3379 (43rd)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th June 1841 / 22 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralia – 3 months
East Indies – 19 years 4 months
Length of Service22 years 32 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th July 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1862 1st Dublin
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birth1819 St. Bridget’s Dublin 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
Did not marry
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & WA Times Friday 17th February 1865 – page 2
Perth Gazette & West Australian Times (1864-1874) 23rd August 1867 – page 3
Western Ancestor December 1985 – page  159
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1867 At sea: wreck of the Emma off Dirk Hartog Island Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Farrell Recruit Depot 28th Foot location Chatham and Fort Tilbury
1851 John Farrell 1599/2724 Private 22nd Foot location Dagshai India
1861 John Farrell 3379 Private 43rd Foot location St. George Madras East Indies.
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and health broken down by long service in India
John Farrell was a single man on the voyage of the Merchantman, his conduct was rated ‘very good’ by the Surgeon Superintendent
On 16th February 1865 John Farrell was one of a detachment of five pensioners who were sent by the Clarence Packet to Roebuck Bay to assist in the search for the missing explorers Messrs Panter and Harding and Constable Goldwyer.
He was returning to Perth on the Emma 1867 when it was wrecked with a total loss of life.
Information available on the loss of the schooner Emma in 1867