Obit: Farley, Martha Sabina (went By Sabina) June 1, 1918

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File contributed by: Michelle Wilson 
March 5, 2009, 6:08 pm

Irish Times (Dublin)
Military Funeral for Hotel Matron

The remains of Miss Sabina Farley, late Matron of the 
Military Hospital, Fermoy, who died on Saturday in the 
Adelaide Hospital, Dublin were interred yesterday in Mt. 
Jerome Cemetery with Military Honors. She was decorated with 
the Red Cross by the King on October 24, 1917 for her 
services in the present war, and she held the South African 
Medal and the Silver Badge for previous services. The Chief 
mourners were: Mr. J.B. Quinnell of "Edenburn" co. Kerry 
(brother-in-law) Miss M. Quinnell (niece) Mrs. Farley (Aunt) 
Miss Farley (cousin) Mr. T. Cullman (cousin).

The Matron and Nursing Staff of Adelaide Hospital lined up 
in the hall of the hospital while the coffin was being 
removed and placed on the gun carriage, where the remains 
were received by the Principal Matron and Nursing Staff of 
King GeorgeV Hospital who formed in Processional Order and 
marched from the hospital to the cemetery. The pall bearers 
were members of the R.A.M. and there was a firing party of 
about forty men of the North Lancashire regiment under the 
command of Lt Talbot. The burial service was conducted by 
Reverend Canon Jennings and at its conclusion, three volleys 
were fired and the "Last Post" was sounded. 

Among the general public were Capt. J.A. Batterby, Major 
W.F. Law, R.A.M.C., Mr. and Mrs. Telford, Miss C.T. Evans, 
Mr. B. Whitaker, Mr. Lynch. Wreaths were sent by the Nursing 
Staff-King George V. Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Quinnell, Major 
T.C. Quinnell K.N.R., and the Misses Quinnell.

Additional Comments:
Aunt Sib had received her earlier awards for her service in 
South Africa during the Boer War. After losing a fiance 
during that Boer War she chose to never marry and dedicate 
her life to healing the Military.