Francis Joseph Farrell

This is the right man, one can link together his service record of this service number which gives his father as of 3 Mostyn Rd: and the Probate record which shows his death in Dublin also shows 3 Mostyn Rd. His father was Joseph Hubert Farrell and his mother was Mary Ann Hutchinson (his father survived him, and lived at the 3 Mostyn Road address). His father was a silversmith in Birmingham ( confirmed that through trade journals, and a drawing that remains in the family).


1893 Mar 18 born Aston, Warwickshire

1901 census at

1911 census shows him at 179 Rann St, Birmingham

1914 Sep 17. He enlists at White City as claiming correctly to be 21 and born in Dublin. Goes into Royal Fusiliers, He gives his father as Joseph Farrell of 3 Mostyn Rd, Birmingham

1914 Dec 12. Transfers to ASC at Grove Park.

1915 Feb 13. Appointed unpaid A/Cpl

1915 Feb 25. Appointed A/Sgt

1915 Mar 3. Promoted Sgt

1915 Mar 3 Promoted CQMS

1915 Mar 13. Lands in France.

1917 Sep 29 Commissioned

1919 Mar 29 Equipment Branch, Tank Corps Temp 2nd Lt to be Temp Lt, F J Farrell

1920 Mar 31 Tank Corps. Temp. Lt. F. J. Farrell relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Oct 8. Joins ADRIC with service no 678. Posted to F Coy

1921 Mar 14. Killed in Brunswick St raid Francis Joseph Farrell, death registered Dublin North Apr - Jun 1921. Age at Death 26. The inquest is available He was admitted to K George V Hospital but died of his wounds the same day.

probate, Farrell

2012 Molly Farrell emailed me that the family believed that compensation was awarded but the money went unclaimed until the 1970s due to fear of reprisals; however my cousin Cicely claimed it and used it to buy a house for her senior years.