|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Murray Bridge, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Newtown, Hillston, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs I McCarthy, Newtown, Hillston, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A4 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: Lance Corporal Gilbert Stanley McCARTHY, Reg. No. 138, 53rd Battalion. Returned to Australia 8 January 1919|
War service: Egypt, France, England
Enlisted at Cootamundra, New South Wales, age 19.11.
Re-allocated at Tel-el-Kabir, Egypt, to 14th Training Bn as a reinforcement for the 54th Bn. Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, on board HMT 'Ivernia'; arrived Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 54th Bn, 3 July 1916. Admitted sick to hospital, France, 2 August 1916; transferred to England and admitted to Waltham Abbey Hospital with pulmonary tuberculosis, 5 August 1916. Rejoined unit in France, 5 November 1916. Admitted to Field Ambulance, France, with influenza, 15 December 1916.
Attached to 12th Bn as a batman, 20 November 1917; returned to 54th Bn, 13 December 1917; transferred to 56th Bn, 11 October 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave, London, 26-30 January 1919; fined forfeiture of 15 days' pay.
Returned to Australia on board 'Beltana'; disembarked, 19 July 1919Re-enlisted in WWII. Sgt. J P McCarthy, N105896. No. 1 Platoon A Company, 13 Garrison Battalion. Home Forces
|Date of death|
|Age at death||51|
|Place of burial||Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Botany, New South Wales|