CARRICK, Patrick Michael
(Service number 11247)

Aliases Pat
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 12 October 1884 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date 23 December 1915 Age 31 years 2 months
Address at Enlistment Christchurch
Occupation Saddler
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs K. CARRICK (wife) 58 High Street, Timaru; later 47 Elizabeth Street
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 32-34½ inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight, hearing & colour vision all normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Fit.

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 12th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 1 May 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal.
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 23 April 1917 Reason In consequence of being no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gunshot wound right arm

Post-war Occupations



Date 19 December 1947 Age 63 years
Place of Death Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Soldiers Section, Plot 38 G/3
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Patrick Mchael Carrick, born on 17 October 1884 at Waimate, was the only son of Lawrence Carrick and his wife Bridget née Collins. Patrick had one sister, Bridget Mary, who died unmarried in 1943 and is buried at Nelson. Pat erected the headstone over her grave in the Wakapuaka Cemetery. Their father died in 1904 and mother in 1909. They are buried at Waimate. Patrick married Catherine Kirby in 1911. They had one daughter Kathleen Dorothea born at Waimate in 1911.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [12 May 2017]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0023057) [17 May 2017]; CWGC [12 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 May 2017]' Karori Cemetery, Wellington, headstone images & burial records (Wellington City Council) [12 May 2017]; Karori Cemetery headstone transcriptions (Wellington Branch NZSG) [12 May 2017]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [12 May 2017]; Timaru Herald, 21 October 1916, 12 December 1916, 3 Jnuary 1917, 10 February 1917, New Zealand Times, 21 October 1916, 5 January 1917, 6 March 1917, Ashburton Guardian, 5 March 1917, Sun, 5 March 1917, Press, 31 August 1920, Star, 27 October 1920 (Papers Past) [12 May 2017]

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