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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.
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