|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Stuart Town, via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Address||Shore Creek via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, James McCarthy, Shore Creek via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/71/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at Peronne on 1-2 September 1918. When two Companies were held up this man repeatedly carried messages through heavy enemy machine gun fire. Wounded early in the attack and a second time in the afternoon, he refused to leave his Company, continuing to carry messages until utterly exhausted from the loss of blood. He set a splendid example of courage and untiring energy throughout the whole operations". Recommended by J.C. Stewart, Brigadier General Commanding 14th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: disembarked from the 'Ceramic' at Suez, 17 May 1916. Embarked per HMT 'Arcadian' at Alexandria, 27 July 1916; disembarked at Southampton, 9 August 1916. Admitted to hospital, 13 August 1916.
Embarked for service in France, 9 September 1916; taken on strength, 54th Bn, 19 September 1916. Sent to hospital, 1 November 1916, suffering from trench feet. Granted furlough, 14-19 January 1917.
Found guilty of being Absent without Leave, 3:30 pm 29 January 1917 to 4 pm 30 January 1917: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay. Transferred to 63rd Bn. Found guilty of being Absent without Leave from 6:45 am 31 July 1917 till apprehended by Military Police at 4:20 pm that afternoon. He was held in custody awaiting trial for 2 days. Total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 1 September 1918; admitted to hospital suffering a gunshot wound to his arm.
Transferred to 56th Bn, 18 October 1918. On 8 November 1918, he was admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, suffering influenza. On 8 January 1919 he was charged with being Absent without Leave from 0900 26 December 1918 to 2200 on the same day. Total forfeiture: 3 days pay.
Returned to Australia per HMAT 'Beltana", embarked 2 June 1919.
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal~
|Place of burial||Catholic Portion, Millthorpe Cemetery, New South Wales|