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Aubrey Hugh DARNELL

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressAlice Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinH C Darnell, Alice Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: Refers 25 April 1915.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704 (25 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

DSO


Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30189 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateDied of wounds 24 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis Aubrey and Agnes Josephine Greaves DARNELL, husband of H. Doreathia DARNELL, D6 Queen Alexandra's Court, Wimbledon, London, England. Born at Dublin, Ireland
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led the advance to the first objective and sent back important information regarding the progress of the attack. By his skilful handling of his company the position in his sector was gained with slight loss, and many prisoners taken.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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