Family: The third child of Richard and Emma Darlington of Hisland Farm, Oswestry, Shropshire. In 1905 Richard married Charlotte Louise Winifred Roberts who died on the 11 October 1920 in Bromley Kent.
Civilian Occupation: He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a farmer.
Residence: At the time he enlisted he was living at Alport House, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Regiment: Army Veterinary Corps
Service Number: 4970
Date of Enlistment: 8 March 1915
Date of Discharge: 6 July 1916
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit.