|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Darnell, Aubrey Hugh
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||1928; 1915-1918|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/86|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Darnell, Aubrey Hugh (Major, d.1918)
Collection relating to service of Major Aubrey Hugh Darnell DSO, 11 Battalion, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1918. Collection includes copies of letters written home to family in England. Originals were made available to Australia House, London for copying by Darnell's family in 1928, in response to a request made by the Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.
Biographical note: Major, DSO, 11th Bn, AIF. Civil servant of Perth, WA; born Dublin, Ireland 7 May 1886; educated at Cargilfield Preparatory School, Edinburgh; and Pocklington Grammar, Yorkshire, England; was commissioned in 3 Munster Fusiliers in 1903; came to Australia September 1910; appointed Second Lieutenant 11 Battalion, AIF 25 August 1914; appointed Lieutenant 1 February 1915; temporary Captain 11 September 1915; Captain 20 February 1916; appointed Staff Captain, B Group Tidworth 25 July 1916; rejoined 11 Battalion 1 May 1917; appointed second in command 11 Battalion, 26 June 1918. Died 24 September 1918 of wounds received near Roisel, France.