• Mathew Carney

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

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

  • Birth

    Warwick, Queensland, Australia

  • Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

    Thursday, 3 October 1918 - Friday, 4 October 1918

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

    (Red Cross – A Or D Company 2nd Platoon Pte David Tomkins 6211 – Witness wounded by same shell that killed Carney outright. Occurred at 6am while taking over a shell hole on attack near Peronne. Instantaneous death. 20 miles from Peronne. Carney literally blown to pieces. Called him “Mat” Pte Arthur McDonald 5636 – We were at a place near St Quentin near the Hindenberg Tunnel when i saw a shell kill him and wound 3 others of the M.G.Crew. Pte Alexander Ernest.Sainsbury 3903 – He was in the stunt at Bailleul Farm. We were camped at Heurvy. He was blown to pieces. Pte Thomas Burrows 5714 – He was in D Co from Queensland. He was blown to pieces by a 5.9 Shell close to Temple Le Guarre about 7.30 am. I saw his remains after. They were buried on the spot. Lt Claude Augustine Stapleton – He was an Officer’s Batman. Saw Carney beside Clifton at 6.30am Beaurevoir Line At Lormisette when shell burst. Witnesses went forward 2-3 miles. Pte James Thomas Caton 5669 – With Carney when killed. On the same gun at Belleview Farm Billicourt. Blown to pieces by shell.) (N.A.A. – 03/10/18 M.I.A. now K.I.A. France. Brother • Pte Frederick Norman Joseph Carney 2540 42nd Bn. K.I.A. 04/10/17 Belgium) 03/10/18 K.I.A. 26th Bn in an attack upon the Beaurevoir Line.

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

    Roll of Honour Matthew Carney Service number 4994 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 03 October 1918 Place of Death France Place of Association Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

    • Private Matthew Carney BIRTH 26 Aug 1898 Warwick, Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia DEATH 3 Oct 1918 AWM and NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn AIF WW1 researcher
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Thursday, 30 June 2022

    Private Matthew Carney BIRTH 26 Aug 1898 Warwick, Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia DEATH 3 Oct 1918 (aged 20) France MEMORIAL SITE* Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France * A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere. MEMORIAL ID 16180851

    Private Matthew Carney BIRTH	26 Aug 1898 Warwick, Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia DEATH	3 Oct 1918
    • CARNEY Brothers Queensland (Left to right) Matthew KIA and Frederick Norman Joseph KIA AWM and NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn AIF WW1 researcher
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Thursday, 30 June 2022

    CARNEY Brothers Queensland (Left to right) Matthew KIA and Frederick Norman Joseph KIA

    CARNEY Brothers Queensland (Left to right) Matthew KIA and Frederick Norman Joseph KIA