John Farrell was born in Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland in 1877. He lived in Dundee Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
He signed on as a fireman in the Engineering Branch on board the Lusitania on 12 April 1915 at a monthly rate of £6.10s.00d (£6.50).
He was aged 38 years at the time and was one of the survivors of the sinking.
Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345.