Harold William CARMAN

Badge Number: S7052

CARMAN, Harold William

Service Number: 458
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Mundoora, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Greengrocer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 April 1964, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
General E, Path 6, Grave 404
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial, Tickera War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 458, 8th Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 458, 8th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 458, 5th Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Harold Carman was the son of John and Martha Carman of Mundoora.  Harold was born in Mundoora in 1888. A greengrocer, he was 30 years old when he enlisted on 2 May. 1916.

At Mitcham he was appointed to 7th Reinforcements 8 Machine Gun Company and after entraining to Melbourne embarked aboard HMAT A38 “Ulysses” on 25 October. He disembarked at Plymouth, England on 28 December 1916.

In England Harold was transferred to 5th Australian Division Machine Gun Company before embarking overseas to France on 7 September 1917. On 26 July 1918 Harold was detached to 123rd American Machine Gun Company for several days to instruct the newly arrived, inexperienced American troops.

After Harold had returned to England he embarked aboard HT “Port Melbourne” on 5 July 1919 and disembarked at Adelaide on 18 August. He was discharged on 25 September 1919.