|Place of birth||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Address||c/o W L Shepherd, Naranderra Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, W Carey, Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of ecxema)|
|Place of enlistment||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 4991 Pte Alfred CAREY, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918; 5566 Pte Charles Henry CAREY, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1917; 719 Pte Frederick CAREY, 36th Bn, killed in action, 21 January 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.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 24 April 1917 (psoriasis); discharged to Depot, 30 April 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 5 May 1917 (ecxema); discharged to Depot, 26 May 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 June 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: ecxema), 1 November 1917.Medal: British War Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CAREY James|