Darrington, William James


War Service:
Private 201810 WILLIAM JAMES DARRINGTON of 7th battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 12 April 1918, aged 35.

On 12 April 7/Royal West Kent launched a counter attack to retake Hangard Copse near Villers-Brettoneux from which the French had been driven earlier that morning.
Under heavy fire the battalion failed to evict the Germans from the wood but succeeded in linking up with other battalions to re-establish a line and prevent the enemy from advancing further.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the [[[memorialx:pozieres-memorial|Pozieres Memorial]].

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the Sydenham South Suburban Gas Works war memorial.

He was the son of Mr. Darrington, of Herns Rd., Cray and husband of H. Darrington of 33, Cray Road, Foots Cray.

Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914 –1919 by C T Atkinson

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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