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Darcy Walgett LAYTON

Regimental number4803
Place of birthWalgett, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO Collarenebri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, F J Layton, PO Collarenebri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 November 1916
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 March 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Darcy Walgett Layton on NR
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row d, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederice and Margaret LAYTON, Collarenebri, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsHad Uncle and Cousins killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 3 March 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 15 March 1917 (no further details recorded); disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 28 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 October 1917; taken on strength, 30th Bn, in the field, 1 November 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 22 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAYTON Darcy Walgett

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