Justin Charles MACCARTIE

MACCARTIE, Justin Charles

Service Number: 10070
Enlisted: 15 September 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: London, England , 29 September 1895
Home Town: Billinudgel, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Reporter (Journalist)
Died: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 29 March 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
C. 252. Personal Inscription HE THAT WAS, IS AND WILL BE FOR WHOM THE HOUR SHALL NEVER STRIKE, Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 10070, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
17 Dec 1915: Involvement Gunner, 10070, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
17 Dec 1915: Embarked Gunner, 10070, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Berrima, Sydney
19 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 21st Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
17 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, 10070, 21st Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Shell shock
4 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 29th March.... Justin Charles MacCartie was born in London, England in 1895. According to information provided by his father for the Roll of Honour - Justin Charles MacCartie came to Australia when he was 18 months old.

Justin Charles MacCartie enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 15th September, 1915 as a 20 year old Reporter (Journalist) from Billinudgel, via Lismore, New South Wales.

Gunner MacCartie embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Berrima (A35) on 17th December, 1915 with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 13th Reinforcements & disembarked at Suez on 23rd January, 1916. He was admitted to Hospital at Zeitoun on 21st February, 1916 then transferred to Hospital at Cairo. He was discharged on 6th March, 1916 having had Mumps.
Gunner MacCartie arrived in France on 30th April, 1916. He was wounded in action - Shell Shock in France on 14th November, 1916. Gunner MacCartie was hospitalised & discharged to duty on 4th December, 1916.

Gunner MacCartie was admitted to 26th General Hospital at Etaples on 5th January, 1917 with Bronchitis. He was transferred to England on Hospital Ship & admitted to Brook War Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, England on 13th January, 1917 with Bronchitis – mild.

Gunner MacCartie was transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, Kent on 26th January, 1917 then discharged to furlo on 9th February, 1917 & was then to report to Perham Downs.

Gunner MacCartie was marched in to No. 4 Command Depot at Wareham, Dorset on 14th February, 1917 from furlo. He was transferred to No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on 14th March, 1917. Private MacCartie was transferred to Draft Depot at Perham Downs on 2nd April, 1917 then transferred to R.B.A.A. (Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery) at Larkhill, Wiltshire on 7th April, 1917. He proceeded to France on 19th April, 1917 & joined 6th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade in France on 20th April, 1917.
Gunner MacCartie was on leave to England from 19th August, 1917 & rejoined his Unit on 15th September, 1917.

Gunner MacCartie was sent sick to Hospital on 20th October, 1917 while in Belgium. He was transferred & admitted to Hospital at Wimereux, France on 23rd October, 1917 with a ruptured ear drum. He was discharged on 29th October, 1917 & posted to Australian General Base Depot at Havre, France.
Gunner MacCartie was classified as Permanent Base from 21st November, 1917 & proceeded to England where he was posted to No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth, Dorset on 3rd December, 1917.

He was recorded on Hospital Admissions form as having Dyspnoea – “Blown up by shell. Has been short of breath since. No tachy cardia. Looks well.” Medically classified as B1 A2 (fit for overseas training camp in 3 – 4 weeks). Gunner MacCartie was marched out from No. 2 Command Depot on 11th December, 1917 & marched in to No. 4 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire on the same day. From there he was transferred to Overseas Training Brigade at Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire on 18th January, 1918 in readiness for return to France.

Gunner MacCartie was sent sick to Group Hospital at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire on 25th January, 1918 & transferred the same day to Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire. A Medical Report was completed on Gunner MacCartie on 18th February, 1918 & his disability was listed as Tubercle of Lung which Gunner MacCartie had stated occurred in October, 1917 at Ypres. The Medical Board found on 14th March, 1918 that Gunner MacCartie be discharged as permanently unfit.

Gunner Justin Charles MacCartie died at 1.50 pm on 29th March, 1918 at Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

[According to information provided by his father for the Roll of Honour - Gunner Justin Charles MacCartie fought at Armentieres, Ploegsteert, Pozieres, Ypes, Bullecourt, Zillebeke Lake, Westhoek Ridge & Passchendaele. His father stated that Gunner MacCartie was recommended for Military Medal for excellent work at Westhoek]

Some of the personal effects of the late Gunner Justin Charles MacCartie were returned from England on 21st June, 1918 on “Barunga”. Mr J. C. MacCartie, Billinudgel, NSW was advised by Base Records on 24th September, 1919 that the personal effects of his son had been lost at sea with the ill fated “Barunga”. “It is regretted that no hope can be entertained of the recovery of the articles so lost.”

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)