2091 (later 240392) Private Joseph A. Farrell.

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1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 27 June 1918.

Farrell was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express reported, GALLANT STRETCHER BEARER. Private Joseph Farrell (28), 240392, East Lancashire Regiment, of 4, Russell Street, Burnley, has won the Military Medal. He enlisted in August 1914, and went out with the first draft to the Dardanelles. From there he was invalided with dysentery. Before the war he was a collier at Barden Pit. His decoration has been awarded for gallant conduct whilst working as a stretcher bearer. Under heavy shell fire he displayed conspicuous bravery in bringing in the wounded. He has two brothers serving in the forces, they are Corporal W. Farrell, King's Liverpool Regiment and Private John Farrell of the Seaforth Highlanders. An uncle - John Farrell is with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malta where he has been for the last three years, three cousins are also in the army.

See also Preston Guardian of 29 June 1918.

Medal Index Card shows later service in the Royal Fusiliers, # GS/125324 and # 240614.