Arthur Kingsley DARBY


DARBY, Arthur Kingsley

Service Number: 2161
Enlisted: 18 July 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Field Company Engineers
Born: Albury, New South Wales, 3 March 1888
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Harness maker
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 28 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2161, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2161, 1st Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2161, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2161, 4th Field Company Engineers, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by Julie Roberts

"...2161 Private Arthur Kingsley Darby, 1st Field Company Engineers, of Moore Park, NSW. A harness maker prior to enlistment Pte Darby initially served with the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea between 11th August 1914 and 4th March 1915. Following his discharge he re-enlisted in the A.I.F. and embarked with the 11th Reinforcements on HMAT Beltana from Sydney on 9th November 1915. After transferring to 4th Field Company Engineers, he was promoted to Lance Corporal (L Cpl) and was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 28 August 1916 and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux memorial." - SOURCE (