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Charles Henry CAREY

Regimental number5566
Place of birthLaceby, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLaceby near Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, William Carey, Laceby near Wangaratta, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 31 January 1916, 22nd Bn, 15th Reinforcements; taken on strength 22nd Bn, 24 February 1917.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death31
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 14/15), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
96
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4991 Pte Alfred CAREY, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918; 719 Pte Frederick CAREY, 36th Bn, killed in action, 21 January 1917; 6849 Pte James CAREY, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917; 2585 Pte Thomas Lindsay CAREY MM, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 6778 Pte George Leslie CAREY, 20th Bn/22nd Reinforcements, did not embark overseas.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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