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William Hardacre CAREY

Regimental number63720
Place of birthNeutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, North Sydney
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGordon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, H.H. Carey, 'Valeyria', Rosedale Street, Gordon, New South Wales
Previous military service19th Infantry; Served with Citizen Military
Enlistment date17 January 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 35
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollA.F.A.
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Place of death or woundingHeytesbury Camp, Salisbury Plains, England
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSutton Veny (St John) Churchyard (Plot 365, Row E, Grave No 17) Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Lilias CAREY, 18 Bridge Street, Sydney. Born at Gordon, Sydney
Family/military connectionsNephew of Major C M Featherstonhaugh DSO, 12 LH
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 9 July 1918 (gastritis); discharged, 10 July 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 12 August 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 13 October 1918 (influenza, seriously ill).

Died, 16 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, St John's Evangelist Church, Sutton Veny, 19 October 1918.

War Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAREY William Hardacre

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