William Charles Darlington was born in Woolton, Lancashire in 1886, the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Ann Darlington of Church Farm, Ightfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William became a farmer in his own right, farming Ash Acres Farm in the parish of Whitchurch.
William’s younger brother, Abraham, was also killed in the Great War.
Regiment : 2nd/4th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly King’s Shropshire Light Infantry ( 230016) and 1st Shropshire Yeomanry (962)
Rank : Second Lieutenant
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Killed in action; Palestine 4 November 1917 Aged 31