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Regimental number843
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAintree Road, Malvern East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Carrick, Aintree Road, Malvern East, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work near Framerville on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 20 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Framerville near Amiens on the 9th August, 1918. When the Infantry had gone beyond their objective and exposed their flank, Sergeant Carrick quickly realising the danger moved two guns to the left flank under heavy Machine Gun fire and broke up a large party of the enemy who were trying to force their way into our flank. He saved the situation, and by silencing one enemy Machine Gun and keeping the sniping down, he enabled the infantry to withdraw to the correct line with few casualties, himself remaining in No Man's Land until the line had been consolidated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 22 December 1915 (tonsillitis); returned from hospital, 26 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 16 March 1917 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 20 March 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen wall); to Australian General Base Depot, Camiers, 1 April 1917; rejoined unit, 15 April 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 4 May 1917; Corporal 17 July 1917.

Marched in to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 4 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1918.

Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on probation, 6 January 1919; promoted Lieutenant, 6 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 3 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 July 1976
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARRICK William

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