2349 John Edward McCARTHY

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while serving with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Summary of  Private McCarthy’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
5th November 1917 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
18th September 1917 Australia Disembarked Euripedes at Melbourne
21st July 1917 Australia Return to Australia on HS A14 Euripedes
4th June 1917 England Overstaying leave at Montevideo camp Weymouth by one day. Forfeiture of 2 days pay
17th May 1917 England To Weymouth from furlough
2nd May 1917 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
20th April 1917 England Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
13th August 1916 England Admitted 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge
13th August 1916 France Embarked for England on HS Jean Breydel from Boulogne
8th August 1916 France Admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound arms and legs (serious)
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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