Darnell, Aubrey Hugh (Major, d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0233
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Darnell, Aubrey Hugh
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1928; 1915-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/86
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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.

History / Summary

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.