Michael Thomas FARRELL


FARRELL, Michael Thomas

Service Number: 28
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Colac, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Colac, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Garvoc, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: St Thomas School
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, 5 June 1918
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 28, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Colac, Victoria
25 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 28, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 28, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
5 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 28, 8th Light Horse Regiment

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"...28 Private Michael Thomas Farrell, of Garvoc, Victoria, 8th Australian Light Horse. Pte Farrell enlisted on 14 September 1914 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915. He died of wounds on 5 June 1918 in Palestine, aged 26 years. Pte Farrell’s brother, 2612 Pte (later Corporal (Cpl)) John Herbert Farrell, of Garvoc, Victoria, 6th Battalion was awarded the Military Medal (MM) on 2 May 1918, Bar to MM on 12 February 1919 and Distinguish Conduct Medal (DCM) on 3 June 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)