James "Jim" Farrell

Mr James "Jim" Farrell

Mr James Jim Farrell (or Farrel), 26, from Aghnacliffe, County Longford, boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 367232, 7 15s). His destination was New York City.

He was instrumental in getting the sisters Kate and Mary Murphy, Katie Gilnagh and Kate Mullen through a barricade and to safety by insisting to crewmen blocking their passage "For Gods sake man, let the girls past to the boats, at least!" The crewman swiftly complied but locked the gate behind the girls. James Farrels actions never left the memory of Kate Gilnagh.

James died in the disaster. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#68) and he was buried at sea on 24 April 1912.

NO. 68. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 40. - HAIR, DARK; MOUSTACHE, LIGHT

CLOTHING - Dark suit; black boots; grey socks.

EFFECTS - Silver watch; two purses (one empty), the other with $10.00, 3s. 2 1/2d., and 10 kronor; two studs; cameo; beads, left on body.

NAME ON THIRD TICKET NO. B67233. JAMES FARRELL, Longford.

Documents
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#68)

Sources
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Contributors
Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
Noel Ray, Ireland

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