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Regimental number18706
Date of birth9 October 1889
Place of birthPokolbin, Hunter Valley, Cessnock, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address42 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, D J McCarthy, 42 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 26
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date19 April 1919
Other detailsEnlisted with two brothers, James Desmond and Leslie Lawrence. Served in Messines, Armentieres, Ypres, Passchendaele, and Somme. Was wounded at Somme and spent time in hospital at Bath, Heytesbury. James Desmond was killed and is buried at Harefield, England. Son of Daniel Joseph and Mary McCarthy.
Date of death18 February 1978 - aged 88 years
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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