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Thomas Lindsay CAREY

Regimental number2585
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Carey, Wangaratta, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2885
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near WESTHOEK on September 20th 1917 this stretcher bearer displayed wonderful coolness and courage in carrying wounded under very heavy fire. He repeatedly returned to the firing line and continued to attend to the wounded, showing untiring energy and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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; 6849 Pte James CAREY, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917; 6778 Pte George Leslie CAREY, 20th Bn/22nd Reinforcements, did not embark overseas.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Thomas Linny CAREY; on Nominal Roll as Thomas Linsy CAREY.

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