Arthur Edward CARSE MID

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CARSE, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 739
Enlisted: 1 October 1914, Enlisted at WA
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 11 December 1892
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: State Schools
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Died of wounds - chest and shoulder, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 2 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row Q, Grave 432
Memorials: East Victoria Park Memorial Wall, Sunbury War Memorial, Victoria Park Church of the Transfiguration Fallen Honour Roll, Victoria Park State School Honour Board, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 739, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Date unclear when earned but between 25 April 1915 and 2 May 1915 London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 29251 on 5 August 1915; Commonwealth Gazette No. 133 on 28 October 1915.
2 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Macklin Carse and Clara Carse nee Wells of 11 Cargill Street, Victoria Park, WA. Brother of Alice May Carse, Lilian Alice Carse and Violet May Carse

Medals: Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Lieutenant Carse was a clerk in the Mines Depart ment, Perth, 23 years of age, and single. He was exceedingly popular wth his ieMow employees, and his death is greatly regretted.

Second-Lieut. Arthur Edward Carse was another of the younger generation of officers, having been born in 1892. His first experience of military life was in the 86th Infantry Regiment, in which he was gazetted a second lieutenant on October 28, 1912. Shortly after the outbreak of war he was accepted for active service, and was attached to the 16th Battalion as second lieutenant.

Another youthful W.A. officer among the fallen is Second Lieutenant Arthur Edward Carse, who has died of wounds. Lieutenant Carse was born in 1892, and is therefore only 23 years of age. He joined what is now the 86th Infantry Regiment some time
back, and rising from the ranks secured a commission in 1912. Prior to thc outbreak of war he had command of the machine-gun section of this regiment, and it was machine-gun work in which hé specialised. Enlisting soon after the outbreak of war, he
was attached to the 16th battalion. His relatives reside at Victoria Park. Lieutenant Carse was the beau ideal of a young citizen officer, and wide-sprcad was his popularity, both in the 86th regiment and the battalion to which he was attached on joining the A.I.F.

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