|Place of birth||The Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|School||St Joseph's Convent School, The Junction, New South Wales|
|Address||Merewether, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, William Larkins, 42 Patrick Street, Merewether, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the 25th Company, Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 4), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Kate LARKINS, Corner of Valencia and Neville Streets, Waratah, New South Wales. Native of The Junction, Newcastle|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916.
Found guilty, 21 June 1916, of insubordinate language, 20 June 1916: awarded 24 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of wounded, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Buried New Military Cemetery, Sailly-sur-La-Lys, by Reverend J.J. Kennedy, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1550907, 2096 Pte A.E. TONNING,31st Bn (patient, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Town Hall, Oxford, England), 9 November 1916: 'I knew that Pte. Larkins' grave is up at Sailly in a cemetery in a Churchyard. Some of the men in our section were up there, and saw it (Machine Gun Section).'
Second statement, 648 Sergeant J.R. FLETCHER, 31st Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 23 Noveber 1916: 'Informant states that on 19th July 1916 at Fleurbaix, the whole 5th Division were making a charge and Larkins was then killed. Informant has seen his grave.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LARKINS John Joseph
Red Cross file 1550907