CEF Soldier Detail

Private Frederick Farran Bradshaw Darley
Died: November 22, 1916

Regimental Number:
51132
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Carrick-on-Shannon
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Charlotte E. Darley (mother), 7 Corrig Avenue, Kingstown County, Ireland
Address at Enlistment:
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
September 13, 1891
Trade or Calling:
Bank Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
February 9, 1915
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
6 Feet 1 Inches
Chest:
38 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Other - See Notes
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
2nd Battle of Ypres
Date of Death:
November 22, 1916
Age at Death:
25
Buried at:
Hanwell Cemetery, UK
Plot:
F.6789
Commemorated:
Prince Rupert Cenotaph
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 2297-4
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Original overseas unit were reinforcements for the PPCLI.  Joined the Regiment in the field March 15, 1915.  Wounded April 24, 1915 at 2nd Battle of Ypres.  Struck off strength May 3, 1915.  Invalided owing to sickness or wounds.

Son of Charlotte E. Darley of Carrick-on Shannon, Ireland, and the late Captain Henry S. Darley.

Religion:  Church of Ireland. 

Medal card of Darley, Frederick Bradshaw.

Left Prince Rupert for Victoria, BC to enlist there.  According to reports he sent to Prince Rupert, he intended to return to the city and his employment with the bank when he was fully recovered. 

 

Employed by Canadian Bank of Commerce who provided the following in their RoH:

PRIVATE FREDERICK FARRAN BRADSHAW DARLEY. Born 13th September 1891 at Carrick on Shannon.  Father Henry S. Darley, Captain Imperial Army (Deceased).  Educated at Mount Joy School, Dublin, and Dublin University.  Entered service with the Prince Rupert branch 11th April, 1913.  Enlisted October 1914 to the 30th Canadian Battalion with the rank of Private. Transferred to the PPCLI February 1915.  Principal actions: 2nd Battle of Ypres, April 1915.  Dangerously wounded in the head, 24th April 1915.
Died of wounds 22nd November 1916.

*Note. Previous to his fatal illness Pte Darley had made what was considered a wonderful recovery from his wounds. He was discharged from hospital in Ireland on 3rd May 1916. He succumed to his injuries on the 22nd November 1916.

(Brother of D B Darley)