McCARTHY, Edward Thomas
(Service number 23/221)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||22 March 1894||Place of Birth||Glenavy|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of C. Ensor, Hakataramea|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||P. McCARTHY (father), Glenavy, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||A Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||29 September 1956||Age||62 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section; Row 59; Plot 1493|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Patrick McCARTHY & Minnie nee MORRISSEY, of Glenavy. Married May BRESLIN in 1920. Brother of Eugene Francis McCARTHY who was killed in action in 1917 in Belgium. Brothers John Patrick & Timothy McCARTHY also served in WWI. Returned from the Front in October 1917.
Cenotaph Database [01 November 2013]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery [01 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 16 October 1917 (Papers Past) [01 November 2013].
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