• Daniel Carey

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

  • Birth

    Salisbury, SA, Australia

Stories and comments
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 16 February 2018

    Roll of Honour Daniel Carey Service number 5556 Rank Private Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 19 April 1917 Place of Death France Cause of Death Killed in action Place of Association Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 16 February 2018

    (Red Cross – Wounded and missing 19/04/17 L/Cpl Joseph Goodey 3657 – Stated at 1.30 at Bellecourt he and Carey went out to the German Line to blow it up. Carey got shot badly in both legs and one arm. The rest had to leave the wire and retire. A Patrol Party from 28th Bn went out to look for him but not found – May have been prisoner. Did not think he would have lived any length of time. Pte James Augustine Small 5721 – I saw Carey go out with explosives to blow up barbed wire with engineer party. Heard he was hit with machine gun in the legs. He never came back – great friend. Pte John Scott 971 – With him at Noreuil on the night of 18/04/17. On patrol in No Mans Land – Hit in leg by Machine Gun. I helped to put him in a shell hole. Returned to our lined and advised of casualty. Two Stretcher Bearers went out but could not say if they found him. Admitted 6th Aust Field Hosp 02/03/17 Rt Bn 08/03/17.) (N.A.A. – 02/03/17 W.I.A. – G.S.W. to chest. 19/04/17 K.I.A. 26th Bn in bivouacs near Noreuil

    • VWMA AWM and NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn AIF WW1 researcher
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Thursday, 30 June 2022

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