|Place of birth||Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Annandale North Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Glossop, Allen Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Carstairs, Glossop, Allen Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 months in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Listed on Annandale North Public School Roll of Honour ('For King and Country'), New South Wales.|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 7213 Pte George James CARSTAIRS, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 7 December 1915 (mumps).
Allotted to and proceeded to join 53rd Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Transferred to 19th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Field Bakery, 10 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Temporarily attached to 1st Field Butchery, 25 April 1916.
Found guilty, 29 April 1916, of while on Active Service being absent from Roll Call, 29 April, until reporting in camp at 1.30 pm: deprived of 2 days' pay, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.
Found guilty, 8 August 1916, of being absent from work, 5.30 am to 8 am: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.
Accidentally injured, 2 January 1917 (burn, right hand), and admitted to 21st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 4, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 January 1917; transferred to England, 15 January 1917, and admitted to Colchester Military Hospital, 16 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 February 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 March 1917.
Reclassified, underage, 30 May 1917.
Found guilty, Perham Downs, 23 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 4 pm, 16 May, till noon, 22 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 7 days' pay.
Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington, 21 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 31 August 1917; taken on strength, 1st Bn, in the field, 11 September 1917.
Wounded in action, and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 September 1917, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to 59th General Hospital (injured by liquid fire: burns face and left hand); to England, 29 September 1917, and admitted to City of London War Hospital, Clapton.
Found guilty, 10 December 1917, of whilst a patient in hospital being absent without leave, 4.45pm to 12 pm, 9 December 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: severe burns, head), Sydney, 3 March 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CARSTAIRS Joseph William|