|Place of birth||Bemboka New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Morans Crossing, Bemboka, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, G Irvin, Morans Crossing, Bemboka, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||36th Heavy Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2922 Pte John Alexander IRVIN, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 December 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
Now, 24 January 1917, reported 'Wounded and Missing, 19/20 July 1916'.
Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except soldier is dead. To be reported as 'Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1410405: 'Copy of Death Voucher ... Australian soldier Irvin [underlined] D.G. 54th Battn. fell on 19/7/16 in the neighborhood of Fromelles.'
Note: 'The above name appeared on a German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Note on file: 'Identity disc received from German as despatched to Next of Kin 20/6/17.'
Statement, 4760 Pte W.F. DALTON, A Company, 54th Bn (patient, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 15 May 1917: On 19.7.16, at Fleurbaix, he was wounded in the shoulder and was bandaged up about 20 minutes before "going over". He was able to carry on and joined in the attack, but I never saw him again or heard what happened to him.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, IRVIN David George
Red Cross file 1410405