John Sarsfield CASEY

Badge Number: 14137, Sub Branch: Pt. Broughton

CASEY, John Sarsfield

Service Numbers: 55812, S80725
Enlisted: 23 March 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Bute, South Australia, 3 June 1894
Home Town: Bute, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Port Broughton, South Australia, 14 July 1961, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Port Broughton Cemetery
Memorials: Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Bute Public School Roll of Honour, Bute War Memorial Garden, Mundoora War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1917: Enlisted
5 Jun 1918: Embarked Private, 55812, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, RMS Orontes, Sydney
5 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, 55812, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: RMS Orontes embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 55812, 43rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

21 Apr 1942: Involvement Private, S80725
21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Pt Broughton, SA
21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, S80725
1 Oct 1945: Discharged Private, S80725, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

John Casey was the son of David Sarsfield and Hanora (nee Carty) Casey of Bute.

John was born at Bute on 3 June 1894. A farmer, he was 23 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 26 February 1918.

John was appointed to 2nd Reinforcements “S” UK and entrained to Sydney where he embarked aboard HMAT “Orontes” on 5 June 1918. He disembarked at Liverpool on 14 August. John was encamped at Fovant with 9th Training Battalion when the war ended on 11 November 1918. Eleven days later John proceeded overseas to France where he was taken on strength of 43 Battalion. In February 1919 John was attached to the Division Football Tour to play a series of games. He returned to England on 19 May and embarked for Australia on 3 July. John disembarked from “Prinz Huburtus” on 22 August and was discharged on 6 September 1919.