Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Dartnells in:
 • Voi Cemetery
 • Voi
 • Taita-Taveta
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Wilbur Taylor Dartnell
Birth: Apr. 6, 1885
Collingwood
Yarra City
Victoria, Australia
Death: Sep. 3, 1915

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Australia, he served as temporary acting Lieutenant in the 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, British Army. On September 3, 1915, during a mounted infantry engagement at Maktau, Kenya, East Africa, the enemy were so close that it was impossible to get the more severely wounded away. Lieutenant Dartnell, who was himself being carried away wounded, seeing the situation and knowing that the enemy's black troops murdered the wounded, insisted on being left behind. In attempt to defend and save the lives of other wounded men, he gallantly gave his own life. For most prestigious service in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Dartnell (____ - 1926)
  Rose Ann Hanley Dartnell (____ - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Edith Smyth Dartnell (1882 - 1965)
 
Burial:
Voi Cemetery
Voi
Taita-Taveta, Kenya
Plot: V. B. 1.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7768685
Wilbur Taylor Dartnell
Added by: nettlyne
 
Wilbur Taylor Dartnell
Added by: Kevin
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2017

- Jill
 Added: Apr. 6, 2017
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: May. 31, 2016
There are 53 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 34 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service