John Farrell was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1869. He lived at 18A Mount Vernon Street, Toxteth, Liverpool.
He served as an fireman in the Engineering Branch on board the Lusitania, having engaged at Liverpool on 12 April 1915 at a monthly rate of £6.10.00s (£6.50). He was advanced £1 of this.
He survived the sinking. He was aged 46 years at the time.
Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345.