John (Jack) DARBYSHIRE

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DARBYSHIRE, John

Service Number: 187
Enlisted: 21 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers
Born: Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 25 February 1892
Home Town: Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Haileybury College, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Railway surveyor
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Haileybury College HB
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Field Company Engineers
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 187, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 187, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Irwin Darbyshire and M. Katrina Darbyshire, of Port Augusta, South Australia.

Joined the Artillery and fought at Gallipoli, where he was wounded.  He returned home on sick leave.  He joined again and was sent to France.  Killed soon after rejoining his unit.  Jack left school early and was for several years in the Malay States.