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William Pius CAREY

Regimental number2795
Place of birthBridgenorth, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William George Carey, Bridgenorth, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2550 Pte Joseph Patrick CAREY, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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