Michael CASEY

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CASEY, Michael

Service Number: 1310
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Caltowie, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Caltowie, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
Row B, Grave 14
Memorials: PeterboroughHB07*
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1310, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1310, 3rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography

On enlisting mother Anne Elizabeth Casey, lived at Appila, Yarrowie, SA (later Glen Osmond)

Brother:   John E Casey, living at Applia, SA

Described on enlisting as 29yrs 10mths old; single; 5' 6" tall; 133lbs;
fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic

29/8/1914      enlisted at Kensington, NSW

20/10/1914    embarked from Sydney, NSW, onboard HMAT A14 Euripides
                     as a Private in 3rd Battalion, G Company

 

16/5/1915      killed in action, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
21/5/1915      buried at Bridges Road, Grave 2

later buried in:  22nd Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery

14/11/1924     Exhumed and reinterned in:

buried in:        4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
                     Row B, Grave No. 14                 

Michael's name is commemorated on Panel 35 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Medals:          1914-15 Star (10967), British War Medal (2859), Victory Medal (2860);
                     Memorial Plaque and Scroll (301708)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  3/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

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

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