Frederick Campbell Darley
Life & Career
Born in Sydney.
Darley served as Gunnery Officer in the heavy cruiser H.M.A.S. Australia from her commissioning through at least 13 August, 1917. His next appointment was to Excellent for gunnery duties with the long course before he was sent to Calliope to serve as gunnery officer on 16 July, 1918.
His last proper appointment was to Despatch on 28 February, 1926. He was killed in September 1926 during an operation in which S.S. Kiawo, taken up by the Commander-in-Chief, China was engaged in an attempt to rescue British ships that had been seized by Chinese troops. He was buried in grave 53 at Iching on 15 September by Reverend Walter Scott of Hawkins.