Regimental number23/1726
Date of birth15 September 1889
Place of birthSouthbridge
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Carey, 22 Princes Street, Woolston, Christchurch
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on embarkationLance Corporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 2), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Sister: Mrs Mary Carey, Colenso Street, Sumner, Christchurch
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 8 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 8 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Moascar, 10 March 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 8 April 1916.

Wounded in action, and admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 22 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right knee); rejoined unit, 24 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 November 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 11 January 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 4 February 1917.

Admitted to North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 20 March 1917 (mumps); transferred to St Omer, 21 March 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 9 April 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 15 August 1917.

On leave to Paris, 11 September 1917; rejoined unit, 19 September 1917.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Buried in the vicinity of Belle Vue Spur: report by Rev. J.H. LUSH; grave subsequently lost.

War service: 1 year 360 days (of which 1 year 278 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 1
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 10928237