Regimental number1653
Place of birthDuance, Scotland
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLoxton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 2"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Anthony Darrie, Broome, Ancrom, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date23 November 1917
Other details

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 Medal

Subsequently moved to near Christchurch, New Zealand; medal stamps marked 'returned, 3 March 1924'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARRIE Thomas