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Tom DARLEY

Regimental number13764
Place of birthWest Hartlepool England
Other NamesTour
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMariner
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs A R K Darley, c/o Nurse Stilling, 29 Glenview Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at ZONNEBEKE, outside YPRES, on 26th October, 1917 Pte. DARLEY showed the greatest coolness under heavy shell fire while in charge of a stretcher squad. His untiring energy and contempt of personal danger was the main incentive which enabled his squad to bring many men through barrage fire to the Wagon Loading Post. He worked on for 48 hours until himself gassed and slightly wounded in the neck.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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