Lieutenant Colonel John Evelyn Carmichael Darley

Regiment: Hussars
Date published: 28/06/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 31/03/1918
Age at death: 38
Cemetery: Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Somme, France
Plot: B. 13.
Information: Lt. Col. John Evelyn Carmichael Darley, Hussars, who was killed in action on Easter Sunday, was born on Easter Sunday, 1879. He was educated at Eton, and obtained a commission in the 5th Lancers in November, 1899, in which regiment he served throughout the South African war, receiving the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps. In December 1901, he was promoted to Captain in a Hussar regiment for continuous good service, and in January, 1902, he was severely wounded. He was A.D.C. to General Sir Archibald Hunter, Governor of Gibraltar, from 1910 to 1913, when he was promoted to Major. He went to France on August 15 1914 and took part in the retreat from Mons and in the first and second battle of Ypres. In April, 1916, he became Lieutenant Colonel of his regiment, he was the younger and only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Darley, of Violet Hill, Bray, Co. Wicklow,