Charles Harold (Charlie) MCCARTHY


MCCARTHY, Charles Harold

Service Number: 512
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Grenfell, NSW, 24 June 1913
Home Town: Grenfell, Weddin, New South Wales
Schooling: Grenfell Public School, St Patrick's College Goulburn
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 June 1917, aged 3 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Grenfell Great War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, 36th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
13 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 512, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 512, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

CHARLES HAROLD McCARTHY, the son of Mr. Walton Frederick and Mrs. Katherine McCarthy, was born at Grenfell on 24th June, 1893.

He was educated at the Public School, Grenfell, and St. Patrick’s College, Goulburn, and joined the service of the Bank at Junee on 28th May, 1913.

He enlisted in January, 1916, with “Carmichael’s First Thousand,” with whom he proceeded to France as a member of the 36th Battalion.

Private McCarthy had volunteered for service as a Lewis machine gunner, and after fighting for five days at the Battle of Messines without receiving a wound, he was killed on 11th June, 1917, by a high explosive shell just as his company was ordered into a dugout for a rest.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour