BiographyJohn Farrell enlisted in 1915. He had spent two and a half years, before the war, as a member of the Volunteer Force based at Hornsby, NSW. He was wounded in 1916 with a gunshot wound to the thigh. In 1917 while on fatigue duty Farrell was fatally wounded by an exploding shell. He was taken to the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he was seen by a Roman Catholic Chaplin who recorded that he had extensive wounds to his chest and abdomen. He also administered the last rites. His brother Daniel was wounded 19 July 1917 and returned to Australia in 1919 and a second brother, Michael, was killed in action in the same year. The brothers attended Brooklyn Public School.Age29Date of Death07-05-17Civil employmentCarpenterRelationshipsBrother of Nellie Farrell, Granvillle, NSW.