Harold George CARTHEW

Regimental number938
Place of birthDover England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRiverview Hotel, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M G Carthew, 38 Sims Road, Winchester, USA
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in keeping his gun in action under very heavy shell fire in the captured trenches near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917 and thereby helping to beat off a serious counter attack. Later in the day he voluntarily quitted what cover the trench afforded to bring in wounded in daylight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 4 May 1915. Re-enlisted, 22 June 1915, as Private No. 1594.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal