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Felix Patrick Larkin

Rank: Private
Street: 84 Newcastle Street
Town/Village: Perth, Western Australia
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country: Australia
Alternative Address: Killashee Street and Main Street, Longford; Coolgardie, Western Australia
Census 1901: Main Street, Longford
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Australian Imperial Force, 'A' Company, 51st Battalion; [A' Company, 3rd Depot Battalion]
Regiment Number: 8009; [3183]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Felix was born around the 14 March 1874 on Killsashee Road (Street), Longford.

He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) before travelling to Australia, likely in England. They appear to have travelled initially in April 1903 from Liverpool to Cape Town, South Africa on the ship the SS Afric, before settling in Australia. Prior to the War, Felix was employed as a timber worker.

Felix first enlisted in 1915 and was later discharged. He reenlisted in 1917 and served in France, becoming wounded in action in April 1918, suffering what appeared to be a gun shot wound to the face. He recouperated for a number of months in Colchester, England. Felix returned with his unit to Australia in July 1919 after demobilisation.

Parents Names: Son of John Larkin and Bridget (née Hamilton), Longford

Link to Civil Record of Birth (if the link does not work, please type .pdf into the end of the web address); link to Australian Imperial Force record; WW1 embarkation roll; link to Irish Anzacs Project entry; 

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