James Alfred CASKEY

CASKEY, James Alfred

Service Number: SX6496
Enlisted: 23 June 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 12 August 1917
Home Town: Dry Creek, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Abattoirs and Braund Road Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Employed by W H Burford & Sons, Dry Creek
Died: Injuries, Australia, 8 November 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Cairns War Cemetery, Queensland
Plot A. Row B. Grave 6.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville 2/12th Battalion Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

23 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, SX6496
23 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SX6496, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
23 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, SX6496, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Alfred James Caskey, and Ellen Kathrine Caskey, of Dry Creek, South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. J. Caskey, of Burford Gardens, Dry Creek, have been advised that their youngest son. Pte. Jim Caskey. died at Charters Towers military hospital on November 8. He was educated at Abattoirs and Braund road schools, and played football for Kilburn. In June. 1940, he enlisted with the AIF and saw action in the Middle East and New Guinea areas. Before his enlistment he was employed by W. H. Burford & Sons. Dry Creek.