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Daniel CAREY

Regimental number72
Place of birthKillarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
SchoolNational Public School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPolice constable
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Carey, Studley Park, Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Sydney, New South Wales (joined 6 December 1912); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Place of burialCoxyde Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row 19, Grave No. 19
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Margaret Carey. Native of Co Kerry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to ship's isolation ward, 24 July 1915; discharged, 4 August 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 12 days.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 27 February 1916.

Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 8 November 1916; Bombardier, 16 December 1916; Temporary Corporal, 28 January 1917; Corporal, 28 January 1917; reverted to Bombardier, 19 April 1917.

Promoted Corporal,22 April 1917.

Killed in action, 11 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAREY Daniel

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