Darcy Silvester MAUNDER

Darcy Silvester Maunder Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Turner & Fitter
Enlisted
22-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
N/N
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Unit
49th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
2nd Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
05-April-1917
Place
Bullecourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board and Drayton War Memorial.

 

Brother of 166 Private Charles Maunder and 1872 Corporal Jack Purdy Maunder.

 

Darcy Maunder commenced officer training in February 1916 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in March. He arrived in England in October, spent four months in more officer training and landed in France in February 1917. Five weeks later he was in charge of a work party building barricades south-east of Bullecourt when he was killed by machine gun fire. He was buried nearby but after the war his grave could not be found.

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