Martin FARRELL

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FARRELL, Martin

Service Number: 3499
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: Benalla, Victoria, 1882
Home Town: Corowa, Corowa Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Enteric Fever , Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 June 1901
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney St. James Anglican Church Memorial Window
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 3499
13 Jun 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 3499, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Major-General French has written to Mr. M. Farrell, of this town, confirming the report of the death of his son (Private M. J Farrell) of enteric fever at Johannesburg on the 13th ultimo. Deceased, who was a member of the Second Regiment Mounted Rifles, was wounded in battle. He recovered, but was attacked with fever. His commanding officer in a private letter to the deceased's uncle speaks in glowing terms of his conduct during battle. Although severely wounded in the thigh he retained possession of his rifle and evaded capture by the Boers." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 06 Jul 1901 (nla.gov.au)

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