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Charles Harold McCARTHY

Regimental number512
Date of birth24 June 1913
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
SchoolGrenfell Public School; St Patrick's College, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBogolong House, Grenfell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Walton Frederick McCarthy, Main Street, Grenfell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Junee branch, 28 May 1913. 'He was a Lewis Machine Gunner, and volunteered for 33rd the night before Messines, fought bravely for five days and nights during that battle, and was killed by a H.E. shell.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 12 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row S, Grave No. 15), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walton Fredrick and Katherine McCARTHY, Grenfell, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources 'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 265.

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