D'arcy Garrett (Darce) COLE

Badge Number: S7122, Sub Branch: State

COLE, D'arcy Garrett

Service Number: 960
Enlisted: 1 October 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: Australian Corps Headquarters Signal Company
Born: Port Lincoln, South Australia, 29 March 1891
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraph line repairer
Died: Myrtle Bank, South Australia, 16 July 1971, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
cremated, but not interned at Centennial.
Memorials: Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 960, 43 Infantry Battalion AMF
9 Jun 1916: Involvement 960, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 960, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
14 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Divisional Signal Company
12 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 43rd Infantry Battalion, France
2 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 960, Australian Corps Headquarters Signal Company
8 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 960, Australian Corps Headquarters Signal Company

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Rootsweb ID: I86634 Birth Record: 29 March 1891 in Port Lincoln, South Australia

Father Alfred Cole, PO Jamestown, South Australia
(26/9/1916  changed address to PO Box Petersburg, SA)

Brother:   Lance Corporal 961 William Alfred Cole
               43rd Infantry Battalion
               21/9/1915 enlisted in Adelaide, SA
               9/6/1915 embarked with older brother Darcy, onboard HMAT A19 Afric
               14/8/1919 returned to Australia and discharged
               17/6/1955  passed away
               buried in:   North Brighton Cemetery

Described on enlisting as 24yrs 7mths old; single; 5' 7" tall; 154 lbs;
fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair; Church of England

18/10/1915     enlisted in Adelaide, SA

2/11/1915       appointed to C Company, 2nd Depot, Adelaide Camp

16/4/1916       appointed to A Company, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Morphettville Camp

9/6/1916         embarked with younger brother William, from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A19 Afric
                      Signaller in 11th Infantry Brigade, 43rd Battalion, A Company
20/7/1916       disembarked into Marseilles, France

25/11/1916      proceeded overseas to France, ex Southampton

14/12/1916      detached to 3rd Division Signal Company in the field, France
11/4/1917        rejoined 43rd Battalion in the field, France

6/11/1917        promoted to Lance Corporal, 43rd Battalion

7/11/1917        to Paris on leave
23/1/1917        rejoined 43rd Battalion in the field, France

24/1/1918        detached to Training School
18/2/1918        rejoined 43rd Battalion in the field, France

5/3/1918          to England on leave
23/3/1918        rejoined 43rd Battalion in the field, France

2/4/1918          transferred to Australian Corps Signal Company
                       taken on strength into Australian Corps Signal Company

30/12/1918      on leave from France to London
13/1/1919        rejoined unit

6/5/1919          returned to Australia onboard  HT Borda, ex England
23/6/1919        disembarked in to Australia

8/8/1919          discharged from service

Medals:             British War medal (13266) and Victory medal (13088)

Last lived at Myrtle Bank, South Australia.

16/7/1971         passed away
cremated in:      Centennial Park Cemetery
                        not interned in this cemetery

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/5/2016  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.