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Joseph CAREY

Regimental number792a
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
True NameMcMAHON, Horace Joseph
SchoolSt Patrick's College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGordon, via Ballarat
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMiss R. McMahon, Gordon, via Ballarat
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 3 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll820
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 27), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis Joseph and Margaret McMAHON, Gordon, Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 October 1915 (tonsillitis); rejoined Regiment, 19 October 1915.

Killed in action, 8 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAREY Joseph

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