|Place of birth||Duance, Scotland|
|Address||Loxton, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, Anthony Darrie, Broome, Ancrom, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/65/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; joined 48th Bn, in the field, 29 September 1916.
Found guilty, 8 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 3pm-9.30 pm, 5 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.
Wounded in action, 18 February 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg, with compound fracture), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance; transferreded to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 20 February 1917; to England, 25 February 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital (Dudley Road Section), Birmingham, 27 February 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 July 1917; discharged to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 17 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Adelaide, 23 November 1917.
War service: 1 year 263 days (of which 1 year 213 days were abroad)
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalSubsequently moved to near Christchurch, New Zealand; medal stamps marked 'returned, 3 March 1924'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DARRIE Thomas|