Maurice Spencer CARMAN

Badge Number: S30097, Sub Branch: State
S30097

CARMAN, Maurice Spencer

Service Number: 4680
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: 25 October 1890, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop Keeper
Died: 16 October 1992, aged 101 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4680, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4680, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 4680

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Maurice Carman was the son of John and Martha Carman of Mundoora.  Maurice was born in Mundoora on 20 October 1890. A shopkeeper, he was 25 years old when he enlisted on 26 January 1916.

Appointed to 12th Reinforcements 27 Battalion he embarked from Adelaide aboard HMT A60 “Aenas” on 1 April 1918. From England he embarked on 5 September 1916 overseas to France to reinforce the 2nd Australian Division. Two weeks later he was taken on strength of 27 Battalion billeted at Steenvoorde in Belgium. On 8 November Maurice received a gunshot wound to his thigh and was evacuated to 9 General Hospital in Rouen. He rejoined the 27 Battalion 19 days later. Within a couple of weeks he was back in hospital, this time in Camiens, with the mumps.

Maurice was then transferred to 7th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery and on 5 October 1917 was wounded for the second time when he received shell contusions to his face. Four days later he was returned to his unit.

After Maurice had returned to England he embarked aboard HMT “Ypiranga” on 15 May 1919 and disembarked at Adelaide on 2 July. He was discharged on 16 August 1919.

Maurice re-enlisted in World War 2. He died at the age of 101 years on 16 October 1992.

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