DARBY, Albert Edward
(Service number 62937)

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Date 21 August 1898 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. DARBY (father), care of S. W. SLATER, Winchester
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 13 October 1917
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 28 August 1938 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Edward Darby was the eldest of four children of Herbert (Hubert) Henry and Amelia Ann Darby. He was educated at Timaru Main and Gleniti schools. Albert's mother died in 1907, aged 33 years, and is buried in the Timaru Cemetery. His father also served in World War I with the Samoan Relief; he died in 1942 and is buried at Temuka. A. E. Darby returned to New Zealand in May 1919 per the "Carpentaria". He married Bertha Iris Saunders in 1928. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 April 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [11 April 2019]'; Sun, 3 May 1919 (Papers Past) [08 April 2019]

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