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4418   Private John O'Farrell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 25/05/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
John O’Farrell was the son of John and Mary O'Farrell. He was born in Dungannon about 1897. The 1911 census records John as 14 years old. John’s father was a farm labourer. John lived with his family at Gortgonis, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. John O’Farrell enlisted in Dungannon with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private John O’Farrell died of wounds in France on 25th May 1915, aged 18.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touquet - Paris Cemetery
  Etaples, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-23
CWGC Casualty 282992
Le Touquet is about 5 kilometres east of Etaples. From Etaples take the D39 to Le Touquet. Turn right following the signs for the Hippodrome and airport. 400 metres after the junction on the D39 take the right fork onto the Avenue du Gulf, after 600 metres turn left onto Avenue de Picardie. Continue for another 1.3 kilometres crossing 2 mini roundabouts and turn right onto Avenue du 18 Juin. The Communal Cemetery is 200 metres further along on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is near the entrance.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Farrell family Lists John as age 4 living with the family at house 7 in Ross More, Donaghmore, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists O'Farrell family Lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 17 in Gortgonis,Tullyniskane, Coalisland
3 Photo of John O'Farrell's headstone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John O'Farrell's headstone can be purchased here
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