He seems to be Irish but I do not have a date of birth, which has stopped me getting any more. His dob looks like 1889 from age in 1939 cannot get link to Manorhamilton
1891 Feb 28 (RIC) in Co Leitrim, but the only near birth is in 1st quarter of 1890 in Dungannon
1914 Aug 16 Landed in France. So a pre-war regular
1916 Jun 21. DCM Gazetted
1916 Nov 6 Commissioned 2nd Lt. in R.. Innis. Fus.—Serjt. John McFarland, from Mach. Gun Corps.
1918 Sep 1. To be Acting Capt while commanding a section.Lt. J. McFarland, D.C.M. (R. Innis. Fus.).
1919 Jun 1. Tank Corps. Lt. J. McFarland, D.C.M. (R. Innis. Fus.), relinquishes the actg.. rank of'Capt.
1920 Sep 13. R. Innis. Fus.— Lt. J. McFarland, D.C.M., retires, receiving a gratuity, granted the rank of Capt.
1920 Jun 18. Joined RIC as a Constable
1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 140. Form 3 at Depot Transfer. Posted to Depot Coy
1920 Sep 4. Promoted DI2
1920 Nov 10. Permanent Cadet transferred to RIC as DI3
1922 Mar 29 Pensioned from RIC
1922 Mar 30. Joined Palestine Police as a Captain in the British Gendarmerie section
1925 Oct 10. He applies for medals from South Africa.
1939 Sep 21. Inniskilling Fus.—The undermentioned, having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off.:— Capt. J. McFarland, D.C.M. (162979).
1940 Jun 13. Inniskilling Fus.. Ret. Off. re-empld. Capt. J. McFarland, D.C.M. (135276), ret. (late Inniskilling Fus.), at his own request, reverts to the rank of Lt. whilst empld. during the present emergency.
1940 Sep 13. Lt. J. McFarland, D.C.M. (135276), ret. (late Inniskiling Fus) is restored to the rank of Capt.