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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private Matthew Farrell

Private Matthew Farrell, number 1440, 1st/5th King’s Own. Private Farrell went across to France on the 14th February 1915 with the rest of the 1st/5th Battalion.  He was killed in action on 14 Apr 1915 at the age of 16 years. Son of Mrs Farrell, 6, Little John Street, Lancaster. Commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

As a former employee of Storey Brothers he is listed on their memorial.

bulletAllied Victory Medal to Private Matthew Farrell, number 1440, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO1217/01
bulletMemorial Plaque  to Private Matthew Farrell, number 1440, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO1217/02


When mobilised in August 1914 the 5th Battalion used the redundant Wagon Works on Caton Road, Lancaster, as a temporary base from 12th August 1914 until they moved south to Didcot two days later.
Accession Number KO1217/03


Private Matthew Farrell, right.  At a pre-war 5th Battalion Training Camp.
Accession Number: KO1217/04

See also: Sketch map of burials of the 1st/5th, King's Own.

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