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Regimental number1805
Place of birthDrogheda
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
SchoolChristian Bros School, (Catholic) Drogheda
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address15 North Wall, Dublin, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McCarthy, 15 North Wall, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Naval Reserve, England
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial Row C, No. 49), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary MCCARTHY, 20 Francis Street, Drogheda, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCARTHY Thomas

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