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Timothy McCARTHY

Regimental number2608
Place of birthKinsale, Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary McCarthy, 11 Mary Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 21 years with the Royal Welsh Regiment.
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date4 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMT 'Argyllshire', 9 November 1916.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 17 November 1916; discharged to duty, 18 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Cork, 3 February 1917; discharged to duty, 12 February 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, 14 February 1917.

Found guilty at Durrington, 24 February 1917, of drunkenness whilst on active service, 23 February 1917: awarded 28 days' detention.

Marched into 11th Training Bn from Fargo Military Hospital, 21 March 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 18 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917.

Found guilty at Cape Town, 7 July 1917, of (1) breaking barracks, (2) drunkenness in Cape Town, (3) accosting officers, (4) resisting escort: awarded 4 days' detention.

Embarked Cape Town on 'Nestor', 26 August 1917. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Perth, 4 October 1917 (senility, varicose veins, rheumatism). Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCARTHY Timothy

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