C. B. Farrell
Service no. 8272
Colour Serjeant, South Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Died after a fall from his horse, age 26, on 15 April 1916
CWGC: “Son of Michael and Elizabeth Farrell, of 66, Dalyell Road, Brixton, London. Born at Warrington.”
Remembered at Streatham Park Cemetery
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
FARRELL, C. B., C.S.M., 2nd South Lancashire Regiment.
A serving soldier, he was mobilized at the outbreak of hostilities, and embarked for France in November 1914. He was in action in many engagements, including the first and second Battles of Ypres. Owing to a fall from his horse he broke his thigh and complications arising he was invalided to England but subsequently died at Edmonton Hospital on April 15th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
66, Dalyell Road, Landor Road, S.W.9.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 the Farrell family is found at 66 Dalyell Road, Brixton. Michael Farrell, 56, was an army pensioner (musician), born in St Mary’s, Cork, Ireland. Elizabeth Farrell, 40, an attendant in an art gallery, was born in Jersey, Channel Islands. They had 4 children (all surviving), 2 of them living at home: John Farrell, 19, a gunsmith, born in Warrington, Lancashire, and Mary A. Farrell, 10, born in Stockwell. Amelia Waters, sister to Elizabeth Farrell, a 42-year-old widowed housemaid born in Toronto, Canada, was visiting. Charles Bernard Farrell does not appear on this entry – presumably he was serving with his regiment.