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Number Gunner 3867

Battalion 1st Field Artillery

Place of Birth Numurkah

Next of Kin Mr. M Larkin of Tarwin Lower and later
Mrs. Catherine Larkin of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Liverpool NSW
on 30/11/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years,
5'6", 168 pounds blue eyes and fair hair.

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Railway worker

Date and place of death

Died of a wound to the left thigh on 22/7/1917 at the 2nd casualty Clearing Station Poperinghe Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family resided in the Shire in Tarwin Lower

Military History

Andrew was born on 12 Oct 1892 at Numurkah, Victoria,
Andrew was educated at Katunga State School Victoria
30/11/14. He enlisted in Liverpool NSW
19/2/15 He embarked Sydney on HMAT Runic
30/4/15 He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
2/7/15 He transferred to the Gallipoli Peninsula
1/9/15 He went to the 6th Battery
6/9/15 He was transferred to the field ambulance
30/10/15 He was returned to Cairo ill with diarrhoea
26/11/15 He was admitted to Mena hospital
8/12/15 He was discharged to the base.
8/3/16 He proceeded to Tel el Kebir
9/3/16 He was taken on strength to the 23rd Battalion
22/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
28/3/16 he disembarked Marseilles
15/5/16 He transferred to the artillery
2/11/16 He was wounded in action
12/11/16 He was transferred to England
12/2/17 He proceeded to France via Folkestone
27/2/17 He was in Etaples
6/3/17 He went to segregation
31/3/17 He rejoined from segregation
7/4/17 He marched out to the 1st Division Artillery
21/7/17 He was wounded in action
22/7/17 He died of wounds
18/8/17 A letter is sent to Catherine stating that there is no more information regarding the death of Andrew. She is also told that there are no effects belonging to her other son Ed returned to the office.
Catherine is granted a pension of 20/- per fortnight from 30/9/17. Mrs. Larkin�s address is Ocean Grove Tarwin Meadows South Gippsland
Catherine received a photograph of Andrew�s grave
12/8/21 Catherine received the memorial scroll
23/8/21 Richard Little solicitor of Leongatha wrote asking for letters of administration for the estate of Andrew Larkin
His effects were a handkerchief, novel, wristwatch, a strap, housewife, cards, stationary. Also 2 discs, rosary, 8 coins, 2 metal rings, 3 religious medallions, letters, cards, photographs, paper cuttings, prayer book, 2 wallets, diary, photo case.
His parents receive his plaque and medals


LARKIN, Andrew

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