Lawrence Dominic (Fats) MCCARTHY VC

MCCARTHY, Lawrence Dominic

Service Number: 422
Enlisted: 23 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: York, Western Australia, 21 January 1892
Home Town: York, York, Western Australia
Schooling: Clontarf Orphanage School
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Natural causes, Heidelberg Repat Hospital, Victoria, 25 May 1975, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremated
Memorials: John Hamilton VC Pictorial Honour Roll, Keith Payne VC Memorial Park, North Bondi War Memorial, Winchelsea WWI Memorial, York District Honour Board, York War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 422, Helena Vale, Western Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 422, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 422, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 422, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 16th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 422, 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
8 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 16th Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 422, 16th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (left arm)
10 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1918: Honoured Victoria Cross, "The Last Hundred Days"

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