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99th Regiment Lanarkshire
77th Regiment
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Geraldton – Marine Terrace
NameFARRELL – Michael
Regiment (s)99th and 77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2856 – 77th
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th October 1852 / 17 years 9 months / Cork Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / loss of two fingers left hand by amputation after wounded
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean Crimea and Turkey – 9 months
Length of Service3 years 15 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma and Inkerman clasps
Crimea Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Castlemartyr Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Fermoy
1857 Clonmel
1857 1st Cork
1857 Fermoy
1858 Clonmel
1858-1897 Western Australia
1897 Melbourne
1898 Adelaide
Pension Paid8d per diem
1874 Increased to 9d per diem
1903 Increased to 18d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1835 Ballymacoda Castlemartyr Cork 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
BYRNE / BRIEN / O’BRIEN or O’BRIAN Catherine or Katherine
bap 11th June 1837 Aglish Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage18th October 1857 Aglish Coolroe Waterford Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1859 Western Australia
D 13th February 1874 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Michael B 1862 Geraldton Western Australia
M OLLY Elizabeth 1888 Geraldton Western Australia
D 18th January 1931 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Margaret B 1864 Geraldton Western Australia
M PEARSE Henry 1883 Greenough Western Australia
D 21st July 1944 Glendalough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ellen B 1866 Geraldton Western Australia
M MURPHY Jeremiah 1884 Geraldton Western Australia
M McDONNELL Michael 1915 Geraldton
D 22nd November 1919 Geraldton
Bur Geraldton Cemetery (Apex Park)
D Not yet known
Edmund B 1869 Greenough Western Australia
D 10th March 1962 Geraldton
Bur Utakarra Cemetery (Edward Henry)
William Joseph B 1871 Greenough Western Australia
M WELLINGTON Helena 1893 Northampton Western Australia
D 1960
Mary Ann B 1874 Geraldton Western Australia
M PARK William Henry 1899 Geraldton Western Australia
D 29th July 1953 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Launcelot B 1876 Geraldton Western Australia
M WELLINGTON Maud Mary Ann 1900 Northampton Western Australia
D 1953
Catherine B 1885 Geraldton WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
O’BRIAN or BRIEN Edmund or Edmond
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Upper Greenough Lot G36 20 acres Title 1/26
Lot G37 20 acres Title 2222
Occupation after
Prison Warder Geraldton 1862
Farmer and Station hand
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Perth Saturday 15th January 1916 – page 5
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burialc1898 England (possibly In Patient Chelsea Hospital)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th January 1916 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to the loss by amputation of the 2 last phalanges of the fourth and middle fingers of the left hand after a wound by a fragment of shell on 28th August at the quarries.
17th November 1902 Michael was medically examined in Sydney NSW after which his pension was increased to 18d
In the obituaries for both Catherine and Ellen a Mrs Honeybone from Victoria is mentioned but which daughter it is has not been found but it could be Catherine