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Darling, Reuben Godfrey (1894–1917)

Reuben Godfrey Darling, c. 1916 photographer unkown

Reuben Godfrey Darling, c. 1916 photographer unkown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

REUBEN GODFREY DARLING was born a t Sheep Hills, Victoria, on 22nd August, 1894, the son of Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Minnie Jane Darling. He was educated at the State School, Sheep Hills.

He entered the Bank’s service at Warracknabeal, Victoria, on 10th January, 1912, and was transferred to Ballarat as ledgerkeeper in January, 1915.

Reuben Darling enlisted on 10th July, 1916, and went to France with the 8th Reinforcements of the 20th Battalion, and was transferred to the 39th Reinforcements of the 3rd Battalion. He won promotion to corporal and took part in the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge, where he was killed in action on 4th October, 1917. He was signalling from the protection of a shellhole, where he had taken refuge with a comrade, when an enemy shell exploded alongside them and killed both instantly. His commanding officer wrote describing him as one of his very best men and a fine example to the rest of the company.

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'Darling, Reuben Godfrey (1894–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/darling-reuben-godfrey-22242/text32085, accessed 10 April 2020.

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Reuben Godfrey Darling, c. 1916 photographer unkown

Reuben Godfrey Darling, c. 1916 photographer unkown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour