Walter CARMODY

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CARMODY, Walter

Service Number: 1727
Enlisted: 27 January 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, 19 May 1894
Home Town: Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Irvington Public School, Casino
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Spoil Bank, Belgium, 22 July 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bus House Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casino and District Memorial Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1727, Brisbane, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1727, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1727, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
22 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1727, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1727 Gunner Walter Carmody, 11th Field Artillery Brigade from Kyogle, NSW. A 21 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 27 January 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 4th Reinforcements of the 15th Battalion from Brisbane on 8 April 1915 aboard HMAT Star of England. He was wounded in action at Gallipoli and recovered to see active service in Egypt and then on the Western Front. Gunner Carmody was killed in action at Spoil Bank near Ypres, Belgium on 22 July 1917 and is buried in the Bus House Cemetery, Voormezeele, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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