Michael Edward (Ed) Larkin

Larkin Michael EdwardName   Michael Edward (Ed) Larkin

Number    Trooper  694 then 762

Battalion      8th Light horse   

Place of Birth   Numurkah 

Next of Kin   His father, Michael Larkin of Henty then of Ocean Grove Tarwin Meadows, Tarwin Lower.

Date and place of enlistment   Casterton 1/12/1914

Physical details on enlistment  Age 25 years 7 months, 5 8 ½” 160 pounds, light blue eyes and curly brown hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Walker’s Ridge Gallipoli on 7/8/1915 during the attack on the Nek.

Location of grave or memorial

His name is on the Memorial at Lone Pine Gallipoli.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family resided in the Shire in Tarwin Lower

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • He attended Mitcham State School
  • 1/12/14 He enlisted in Casterton
  • 8/2/15 He was in the 3rd reinforcement of the 8th Light Horse
  • 3/2/15 He signed his form in Broadmeadows
  • He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Pera
  • Mrs. Larkin address is Ocean Grove,Tarwin Meadows, Tarwin Lower, South Gippsland
  • 7/8/15 He was killed in action at Gallipoli
  • 24/9/15 The report of his death signed in Alexandria
  • His mother Catherine Ann Larkin P O Leongatha. She received a pension of 20/- per fortnight from 4/9/17

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