Thomas Farrell Birth Place: Liverpool Death Date: 1 Jul 1916 Death Location: France & Flanders Enlistment Location: Manchester Rank: Corporal Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Battalion: 1st Battalion Number: 9018 Type of Casualty: Killed in action
I know this is an old thread, but I thought you may be interested to know that I visited the grave of Thomas Farrell last week in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. Here is a link to the photograph of his headstone:
Tommy Farrell was my Grandads older brother, (there was another older brother) I was told as a boy in the 1960'S about him, and somewhere have a photo of him in Adrieonians strip. I was told he actually was in City's squads that went to the 1904 cup final. My Grandad was brought up in Crumpsall workhouse and was tought to play Clarinet and he was at 10 yo in the band that played at that cup final during half-time.
I was over on the Somme a couple of weeks ago and paid another visit to Tom Farrell's grave at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery. I also spent a few hours walking around the area that the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers attacked on 1 July afterwards, so it's more than likely I was close to where he fell at one point.
I've attached a new photo of his grave, feel free to use it elsewhere and I can provide a high resolution copy if anyone wants one.
Also as stated above, have a look at his profile on our website and if you can add anything, or indeed notice any errors, please get in touch at any time!
Hi All Further to my post from June 13th 2015. First of all thank you to both Ben and Iain for their prompt and helpful replies. I was wandering if anyone would know if Tommy Farrell is remembered on any Cenotaph in the Salford area. I’m unable to go to Auchonvillers for this Sunday but, hope to visit next year. I would like to visit any monument that he’s named on this coming weekend. Also, does anyone know if there are any surviving relatives? Many Thanks Squash
Was it your goodself who email us today with regards to Tommy Farrell? If it was please accept this post as a response.
The newspaper cutting found by Ben indicates that Tommy lived on Eltoft St, Deansgate. I therefore believe that the Thomas Farrell named on the Byrom St, St John's ward, RoH is your Tommy Farrell. The Roll of Honour is just off deansgate and would have covered the area that Tommy lived in. It also lists that the Thomas Farrell named died which, to me, makes it highly likely that it is the correct man.
Hi Shred Thank you for this. I will definitely make a point of visiting this Roh. Is this board a place where any service would take place this Sunday or will events focus around the Cenotaph? Thanks Mark
I don't think that there is anything planned at the RoH. I suppose that you could visit the RoH to pay your respects and then walk up to the Cenotaph for the service in Manchester. Alternatively you could nip along to The Crescent and attend the service in Salford.