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John Patrick Murray McCARTHY

Regimental number5418
Date of birth20 January 1896
Place of birthMurray Bridge, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Hillston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs I McCarthy, Newtown, Hillston, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A4 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lance Corporal Gilbert Stanley McCARTHY, Reg. No. 138, 53rd Battalion. Returned to Australia 8 January 1919
Other details

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 1919

Re-enlisted in WWII. Sgt. J P McCarthy, N105896. No. 1 Platoon A Company, 13 Garrison Battalion. Home Forces
Date of death7 November 1947
Age at death51
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Crematorium, Botany, New South Wales

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