|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Lauriston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M B Darcy, Kyneton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/6|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1628 Pte George Edgar DARCY, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 November 5635 Pte Percy DARCY, 13th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 2 March 1919; Brothers-in-law: 654 Sergeant Reuben James BONSER, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 24 September 1918; 4219 Pte Mathias Thomas William HEIN, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918; 4217 Pte Terence Hailey HEIN, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 7023 Pte Godfrey Nicholas HEIN, 14th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918.|
War service: Private Darcy was on board the 'Ballarat' when it was torpedoed on the way to England. The men were rescued in small life-boats. Taken on Strength of 8th Battalion, France, 1 November 1917. Admitted to hospital with scarlet fever, 27 February 1918; transferred to England 12 April 1918. Pte Darcy was discharged from hospital on 25 May 1918.
Charged with playing "Two Up" on 4 August 1918, he was awarded 5 days Field Punishment No.2. On 7 August 1918, he was re-admitted to hospital, but was discharged 3 days later, and sent to join the training brigade before being transferred to Machine Gun Details on 28 September 1918.
Taken on strength of 1st Machine Gun Battalion, France, 12 December 1918.
Proceeded to England from France on 17 April 1919. He left England for his return to Australia per H.T. "Port Darwin" on 12 June 1919, disembarking at Melbourne on 27 July 1919. He was discharged from the AIF at Melbourne as Medically Unfit (Disability: Post Scarlet Fever Debility).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Also served on the Second World War in Australia, joined the army on 10 February 1941, age 49.~
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Western Cemetery, West Geelong, Victoria|