William Woodrof McCARTY

Regimental number4880
Place of birthMacarthur, Victoria
SchoolMacarthur State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J McCarty, Coulstock Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Awarded 2 November 1916.
Recommendation date: 18 October 1916

FateDied of wounds 14 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Woodrof and Woodroff
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAchiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard John and Sarah Jane McCARTY, 7 Banyan Street, Warrnambool, Victoria. Native of Macarthur, Victoria

Military Medal

'Showed great gallantry during the raid on the enemy's trenches in the HOLLANDSCHESCHUUR Salient on the night of 30th September, 1916.

Family/military connectionsBrother John, Strain McCarty, Private No.5163. Killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal