William Joseph MCCARTHY

MCCARTHY, William Joseph

Service Numbers: 2894, Q186961
Enlisted: 10 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Garrison Battalion
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 9 January 1890
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Accidental, Brisbane, Queensland, 14 May 1942, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Ipswich General Cemetery, Qld
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2894, Brisbane, Queensland
17 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2894, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2894, 1st Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
7 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2894, 1st Pioneer Battalion

World War 2 Service

18 Oct 1939: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q186961, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Mar 1940: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q186961, 1st Garrison Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kieran McCarthy

Son of Thomas and Bridget (nee Power) McCarthy