Biography

Birth date: 12 November 1908
Birth place: China: Shanghai Shi, Shanghai
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: NX153 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

058569

WONDECLA, QLD. 1943-10-09. THE 2/4TH INFANTRY BATTALION TEAM COMPETING IN THE TUG-OF-WAR, AT THE 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION SPORTS. SHOWN ARE:- NX51617 CORPORAL (CPL) K. COSTELLO (1); NX2043 SERGEANT W. WALL (2); NX2045 PRIVATE (PTE) V. H. BOWMAN (3); NX5846 PTE QUINNELL (4); NX5483 CAPTAIN E. P. A....

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081165

Group portrait of the personnel of Battalion Headquarters Q Branch, 2/4th Infantry Battalion, 19th Infantry Brigade. Back row, left to right: Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Kenningale; Corporal (Cpl) Taylor; Private (Pte) Maples; Pte Vance; Pte Schwenke; Pte English; Pte Dent. Third row: Captain (Capt) D....

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081171

WONDECLA, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1944-10-02. ORIGINAL OFFICERS OF THE 2/ 4TH INFANTRY BATTALION, 19TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX5082 CAPTAIN W.G. MARTIN (1); NX2030 CAPTAIN G.J. HAWKE (2); NX5086 CAPTAIN R.D. BAWDEN (3); NX153 LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W.P. FARRELL (4); NX152...

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081172

WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-10-02. THE ADMINISTRATIAVE STAFF, BATTALION HEADQUARTERS, 2/ 4TH INFANTRY BATTALION, 19TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX70747 LIEUTENANT R.W. ELLERMAN (1); NX5086 CAPTAIN R.D. BAWDEN (2); NX153 LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W.P. FARRELL (3); NX152 MAJOR M.K. RUNGIE (4);...

081172

081173

WONDECLA, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-10-02. NX153 LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W.P. FARRELL, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/ 4TH INFANTRY BATTALION, 19TH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

081173

081210

WONDECLA, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-10-04. BATTALION COMMANDERS OF THE 19TH INFANTRY BRIGADE ON THE 2/ 8TH INFANTRY BATTALION PARADE GROUND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX153 LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W.P. FARRELL, 2/ 4TH INFANTRY BATTALION (1); VX14047 LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.S....

081210

081325

HERBERTON, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-10-11. VX17 MAJOR GENERAL J.E.S. STEVENS, DSO, ED, GOC 6TH DIVISION (2), ACCOMPANIED BY NX153 LIEUTENANT COLONEL N.W.P. FARRELL, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/4TH INFANTRY BATTALION (2), INSPECTS TROOPS OF THE 2/ 4TH INFANTRY BATTALION DURING PRESENTATION OF THE ORDER...

081325

067964

BIBOOHRA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-21. SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHING A FLIGHT OF "BOOMERANG" AIRCRAFT COMING IN TO SSTRAFE "ENEMY" POSITIONS ON TANK HILL DURING AN ARMY AIR CO-OPERATION EXERCISE BETWEEN THE 2/4TH INFANTRY BATTALION AND NO. 5 SQUADRON, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. IDENTIFIED...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1908-11-12 Shanghai, China.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1942-04-21 - 1945-03-29 Commanding officer of 2/4 Battalion, 6 Division, AIF.