Private David Darling

Private David Darling 31st ( Alberta) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in Belgium on 10th April 1916 aged 29. He was the son of William and Betsy Darling of the “Ormiston Institute”, Melrose and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He had been employed as a draper in the High Street, Melrose before emigrating to Canada where he had worked as an engineer. He had enlisted in Calgary in May 1915. His brother William also fell ( see below).

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