Daniel CAREY

CAREY, Daniel

Service Number: 5556
Enlisted: 30 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Salisbury, South Australia, 20 August 1886
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School, Adeliade, South Australia
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Sutton Veny, France, 19 April 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5556, 26th Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 5556, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 5556, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born: Daniel CAREY. 20/08/1886 in Salisbury, South Australia

Father: Patrick CAREY d. 06/01/1887.
Mother: Teresa OREILLY d. 12/11/1930.
(Source : South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 379 Page: 13 District: Ade.)

Sister: Ella Mary Jame CAREY, born 21/07/1884 in Salisbury, d. 06/11/1970

Both parents and sister are buried in Salisbury (Saint Augustine) Catholic Cemetery, South Terrace, Salisbury, South Australia

Lived at 24 Young Street, Kent town, South Australia 

Worked as a Shop Assistant / Ironmonger

30/03/1916 enlisted into WWI at Rockhampton, Queensland

Described as 5' 8" tall, dark complexiion, brown eyes, black hair, Roman Catholic

07/09/1916 embarked from Brisbane onboard HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray as a Private with the 26th Infantry Battalion

09/11/1916 disembarked into Plymouth, England

13/12/1916 embarked overseas to France onboard SS Victroia

14/12/1916 marched into Etaples, France

02/03/1917 wounded in action, gunshot wound to chest, admitted to dresing statioin

07/03/1917 discharged to duty

08/03/1917 rejoined 26th Battalion

19/04/1917 assisted engineers in cuting the German barb wire, shot in the legs and arm

19/04/1917 killed in action - body never found

Daniel's name is on the Villers Bretonneux War Memorial


Panel 107 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.


his name is commemorated on his family grave at Salisbury (Saint Augustine) Catholic Cemetery, South Terrace, Salisbury, South Australia

Medals: British War Medal (47094); Victory Medal (46545); Memorial Plaque and Scroll (339744).

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan 21/07/2019. Lest we forget.