Andrew Larkin

Larkin AndrewName   Andrew Larkin

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

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