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John Sarsfield CASEY

Regimental number55812
Date of birth3 June 1894
Place of birthBute, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.8
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Casey, Bute, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1643 Pte William John CASEY, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Prinz Hubertus', 3 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 6 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S80725.
Date of death14 July 1961
Age at death67
Place of burialPort Broughton Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASEY John Sarsfield

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