Private Darrell Lyle Washington

Service number 3059
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Devonport East
Death Date 1916-10-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Darrell Lyle Washington (3059, 31st Battalion) was born in East Devonport, Tasmania. He was trained in bookkeeping and was working as apprentice shipwright for his father. Darrell died on 26 October 1916 at the 36 Casualty Clearing Station as a result of wounds received earlier that day in the front line near Combles, France. His father wrote that he was 17 years one month of age at the time of his death. Darrell’s brother, Bombardier Audley Tennyson Washington, served with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade and his uncle, Gunner Frederick Washington, served with the 36th Australian Heavy Artillery Group.



Date of enlistment 23 November 1915
Date of embarkation 14 March 1916
Date of death 26 October 1916
Date of fate 26 October 1916