David CARMICHAEL

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CARMICHAEL, David

Service Number: 1922
Enlisted: 14 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perthshire, Scotland, 1888
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mason
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 14 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 3, Row A, Grave 2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Jamestown Presbyterian Church WW1 Honor Roll, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1922, Oaklands, South Australia
17 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1922, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1922, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
14 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1922, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Father James Carmichael, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

Sibling
:    Brother:   Andrew Carmichael (living in Jamestown, SA)

Wife:        Mrs Caroline Agnes Carmichael (nee ____), living at 44a Walter Street, North Adelaide, SA.

He held a property in Jamestown, South Australia, prior to enlisting.

He last lived at Glenelg, South Australia prior to enlisting.

Described on enlisting as 28 years old; married; 5' 11" tall; 163 lbs;
dark complexion; grey eyes; dark hair; Presbyterian.

14/1/1915       Enlisted in Oaklands, South Australia

25/2/1915       Commanding Officer appointed David to 5th reinforcement
                      10th Infantry Battalion

20/4/1915       Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT Hororata A20
                      as a Private in 10th Infantry Battalion, 5th reinforcements.

8/7/1915         taken on strength into 10th Infantry Battalion

14/8/1915       killed in action, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
buried in:        Victoria Gully, Gallipoli
                      Row 2; Grave 11
                      about 1/2 mile S.E of Anzac Cove

Because of the original burial place being exposed to terrential rains at certain seasons, and in
danger of oblitration by flooding, it was decided to exhume and relocate graves.

10/4/1923       his body was exhumed and reburied in:
                      Lone Pine Cemetery, Canakkale, Turkey
                      Plot 3, Row A, Grave 2
                      1 3/8 miles, S.E. of Anzac Cove.                           

Medals:
1914-15 Star (4076); British War medal (10906); Victory medal (10860);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (305964).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  12/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.

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