Private Gerard Farrell

09 Nov 1942

Gerard Farrell the son of Thomas and Mary Farrell, of Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire and husband of Margaret Farrell, enlisted in The Loyal Regiment. He transferred to The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and then volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Farrell attended parachute course 18 at RAF Ringway on 13 to 21 July 1942. He was posted to the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment.

Pte Farrell was killed on 9 November 1942, aged 28, in a plane crash whilst travelling to North Africa on Operation Torch.

He is commemorated in the Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

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