Robert Justin (Bertie) MCCARTHY

MCCARTHY, Robert Justin

Service Number: 26504
Enlisted: 21 March 1916, Marrickville, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Junee, New South Wales, 7 August 1886
Home Town: Junee, Junee, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer/Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Newtown, New South Wales, 28 December 1945, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Junee Cemetery, NSW
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World War 1 Service

21 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 26504, Marrickville, New South Wales
14 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 26504, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 26504, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Mashobra, Sydney
10 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 26504, 6th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Mr. R. J. McCarthy

Mr. Robert Justin McCarthy, a member of the well-known "Springfield" family, of Junee, died on 28th December. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. C. J. McCarthy and Mrs. McCarthy of "Springfield," Junee. For three and a half years he served with the field artillery (6th Brigade), and on his return he married Miss Angela Boyd, of Wagga, who predeceased him 22 years ago.

At the outbreak of World War II he again enlisted and was stationed at Garden Island, Sydney, until he was stricken down with a serious illness. A splendid horseman, he won numerous prizes in the show ring. In 1913 he won the heavyweight boxing championship of the troopship in which he was travelling to England. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Quilter, of Avondale, Narandera. He is survived by one daughter (Angela)." - from the Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser 15 Jan 1946 (nla.gov.au)

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