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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
Emma – Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 August 1867 page 3
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/BurialDied 1867 Western Australia aboard Emma
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


In February 1865 after the murder of Messrs Panter, Goldwyer and Harding by aborigines it was decided to send a party of five EPGs to Nichol Bay abord the Clarence Packet. The chosen men were reported as Isaac Davis, Edward Goodall, John Farrell, William Whittle and a man named as Jarvice. The only EPG named Jarvis arrived in WA well after this date. EPGs Joseph Barr and Edward Radford went to Roebuck Bay aboard the Kestrel in September 1865. In 1867, these six EPGs and two others EPGs William Purvis and John Byrne perished aboard the Emma a schooner lost in a cyclone and wrecked off the coast of Coral Bay with the loss of all on board. The EMMA left Port Walcott (near Point Sampson), and the last recorded sighting was a Nichol Bay when the ship stopped there on 31 January 1867. The Emma was last heard from on 3rd March 1867 on departing Port Walcott Western Australia.

Thanks to David Senn of Albany for his research on the wreck of the Emma and Chris Hall’s 2001 article attached.