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Thomas Frank McCARTHY

Regimental number1871
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address22 Payneham Road, St. Peter's, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F. McCarthy, 22 Payneham Road, St. Peter's, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 11 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 September 1916.

Promoted to Acting Corporal, 13 September 1916.

Marched out to unit and reverts to the rank of Private, 21 September 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 24 September 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 1 November 1916; admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 2 November 1916 (rheumatism), then transferred to No 23 General Hospital the same day (myalgia); to England, 4 November 1916 (trench feet); to Military Hospital, Colchester, 4 November 1916; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 13 November 1916; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 16 November 1916.

Found guilty, 25 January 1917, of being absent without leave from 1500 hours, 12 January 1917, until 1615 hours, 25 January 1917: awarded 14 days' detention and 29 days' forfeiture of pay.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 70th Bn, 3 April 1917.

Found guilty, 22 May 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 0900 hours, until 1645 hours, 20 May 1917; (2) neglect to obey orders: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2 and 3 days' forfeiture of pay.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 19 September 1917, and marched into 69th Draft Bn the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.

Marched out to unit, 18 October 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 26 October 1917.

On leave to England, 20 October 1918; rejoined unit, 8 November 1918.

Marched out of 32nd Bn for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1917; discharged Adelaide, 12 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1932
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCARTHY Thomas Frank

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