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James Woodville DARLING

Regimental number2472
Date of birth--/07/1894
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressGlenarowa Road, High Camp, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, M J Darling, Glenarowa Road, High Camp, Victoria
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Trench Mortar Battery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF5 Trench Mtr Bty
Promotion date: 11 November 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF5
Promotion date: 11 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 23rd August 1918, at Herleville. He led two guns through the whole of the advance, bringing them into action on five different occasions, under direct machine gun fire. He also personally directed a tank full of shells to its destination, and later fired a number of rounds from three captured 'Minenwerfer' with good results. His leadership and dash inspired all with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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