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William Robert DARGAN

Regimental number439
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMosman Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
AddressOurimbah Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Dargan, Ouirimbah Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 15 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 88), Lemnos, Greece.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary Jane DARGAN, 36 Ourimbah Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin (first): 3948 Pte John STEPHENS, 7th Bn, killed action, 29 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 April 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left side).

Died of wounds, 15 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Qurimbah Road.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARGAN William Robert

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