Daniel CAREY


CAREY, Daniel

Service Number: 72
Enlisted: 5 June 1915, Enlisted at Newcastle
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 36th Heavy Artillery Group
Born: Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, 1893
Home Town: Coreen, Corowa Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: National Public School, Ireland
Occupation: Police Constable
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 11 July 1917
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 72, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, Enlisted at Newcastle
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 72, Siege Artillery Brigade
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 72, Siege Artillery Brigade, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
11 Jul 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 72, 36th Heavy Artillery Group

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 22 years

Son of Daniel and Margaret Carey of County Kerry Ireland; brother of John Carey of Studley Park, Corowa, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

6 December 1912 - Joined the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery and was stilled serving with them when he enlisted