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Andrew CAREY

Regimental number734
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCabinet maker
Address82 Nelson Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44.5
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs K Carey, 82 Nelson Road, South Malbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 3 months in the 5th Contingent, South Africa (Boer War); 8 years in the 8th Australian Infantry Regiment; C Battery, Australian Field Artillery; 3 years in the 51st Infantry.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date3 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 4 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 3 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAREY Andrew

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