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Frederick William Edward DARLING

Regimental number6791A
Place of birthChester, England
SchoolChester College School, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressCarnegie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, W.E. Darling, Tollambool Road, Carnegie, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years as Corporal in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date9 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records19.9
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row H, Grave No 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Edward and Elizabeth Darling, 25 Toolambool Road, Carnegie, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARLING Frederick William Edward

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