Phillip George CARTHY

CARTHY, Phillip George

Service Number: 2052
Enlisted: 10 July 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Wauraltee, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Circumstances of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2052, 43rd Infantry Battalion, at Adelaide
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2052, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2052, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
31 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2052, 40th Infantry Battalion, GSW left leg
6 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2052, 43rd Infantry Battalion, He recieved a severe gunshot wound to his left thigh
5 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2052, 40th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
17 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2052, 40th Infantry Battalion, GSW right forearm
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2052, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by St Aloysius College

Phillip George Carthy was born on an unknown date in 1887 in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He was of Roman Catholic faith and pre-War he worked as a labourer. Common labourers were the lower part of the 19th century working classes. They were unskilled workers who worked in manual labour such as the construction and factory field.

He had a fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He weighed 148 pounds (67kg) and was 5ft 4½ (166cm).

He enlisted on the 10th of July 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia. He embarked with the 43rd battalion on the HMAT Anchises on the 28th of August 1916. He disembarked the ship at Plymouth on the 11th of October 1916 to receive further training.

Carthy proceeded overseas to France on the 23rd of November 1916. Whilst his battalion was fighting in Flanders, he was wounded in action on the 31st of January 1917.

On the 1st of February 1917 he was admitted for a gunshot wound in his left leg. On the 5th of February 1917 Carthy was transmitted to England to treat his gunshot wound. He was admitted into the Horton C/O of London War Hospital on the 5th of February 1917. He was transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital from 13/3/17 through to the 7/4/17. Carthy was transmitted again to an unknown hospital in Furlough o the 9/4/17. He stayed there till for a total period of 46 days till he was discharged on the 24/5/17.

Phillip proceeded overseas to France on the 15/8/17. He joined the 40th Battalion from England on the 16/8/17.

Carthy was sent to sniping school on the 17th of January 1918 and he re-joined his battalion on the 3rd of February 1918. On the 16th of February 1918, he went to England on permitted leave and he returned on the 3rd of March 1918.

Carthy was promoted to temporary Sergeant on the 1st of April 1918. He was wounded in action on 5/4/18 and was reverted back to Corporal but he re-joined the battalion on the 8/4/18. He was promoted to Lance Sergeant on 21/4/18.

He was wounded in action for the third time on 17/7/18. Carthy was admitted to the 10th general hospital for a wound in the right forearm on the 19th of July 1918. He was transmitted to England on the 20th of July 1918. He was transmitted from Plymouth to Harefield in England.

He returned to Australia on the 20/10/18 as he was medically unfit for battle. He has no death date but he is buried in the Centennial Park Memorial.

He was already married to Abigail Druith Carthy and they had three children together before the war. No medals or awards were received or listed.

 

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