McCARTHY, Richard Lawrence
(Service number 49156)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||1 May 1889||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs P. McCARTHY (sister-in-law), P. O. Box 28, Havelock North|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||27th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company|
|Date||12 June 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
February/March 1918 admitted to hospital in France, suffering from gun shot wounds.
|Date||19 August 1968||Age||79 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section; Row 149; Plot 1320|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Patrick & Margaret McCARTHY, of Bluecliffs, Esk Valley, St Andrews, Upper Otaio. Brothers Mark David & Robert Joseph Wilson McCARTHY also served in WWI. On active service with the NZEF at time of father's death on 21 March 1918 (Private R. L. McCarthy). Ex-pupil of Esk Valley School.
Cenotaph Database [25 September 2013]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery 25 September 2013]; Timaru Herald, 4 March 1918 (Papers Past) [01 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 13 April 1918 (Papers Past) [22 September 2013]; NZ BDM (DiA) [01 November 2013]
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