McCARTHY, Robert Joseph Wilson
(Service number 16569)

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Date 1 March 1893 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Patrick McCARTHY (father), Saint Andrews, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements Specialist Machine-Gun Section
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded in June 1917

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 May 1956 Age 63 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section; Row 137; Plot 410
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Patrick & Margaret McCARTHY, of Esk Valley. Brothers Mark David & Richard Lawrence McCARTHY also served in WWI. On active service with the NZEF at time of father's death on 21 March 1918 (Quartermaster R. J. V. McCarthy). Ex-pupil of Esk Valley School.


Cenotaph Database [25 September 2013]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery 25 September 2013]; Timaru Herald, 23 June 1917 (Papers Past) [01 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 13 April 1918 (Papers Past) [22 September 2013]

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