17/09/1915- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
27/09/1915- To 30 Depot Blackboy Hill WA then to ” D ” Company 3rd Depot Battalion as Private
1/11/1915- Allotted to 7th Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill
18/01/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Medic ” bound for Egypt
16/02/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
21/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
27/03/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
9/06/1916- Taken on Strength 28th Battalion in the field France
29/07/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Right Forefinger )
30/07/1916- Admitted No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station Boulogne France ex 4th Casualty Clearing Station ex 2nd Australian Field Ambulance ex Ambulance Train
31/07/1916- Evacuated/Admitted 2nd Eastern General Hospital Brighton England ex France
10/10/1916- Transferred to 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
13/10/1916- Discharged from Hospital & Granted Leave England
27/10/1916- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs England ex Leave
19/11/1916- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone
4/12/1916- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
6/01/1917- Admitted 25th Stationary Hospital Rouen France ( Mumps ) ex 39th Casualty Clearing Station
16/01/1917- Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot Rouen
25/01/1917- To 2nd ADBD Etaples ex Sickness
7/03/1917- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
24/12/1917 – Wounded in Action Messines, Belgium
25/12/1917- Died of Wounds Received in Action Messines, Belgium.

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – MANSON, H, Lance Corporal, 6034 –  ” I used to go to school with McCARTHY. He lived in Perth. On December 24th the Battalion relieved the 3rd Division in a position at Warneton, near Messines. Just as we had reached our trench I was near McCARTHY when he got hit by a fragment of Minnenwerfer which struck the post. We got him on a stretcher but could not get him away at once to a D/S owing to shell fire. About three quarters of an hour after he was hit Stretcher Bearers took him to a treatment station 800 yards distant. They told me afterwards that McCARTHY had died before reaching the treatment station. He had died from loss of blood from wounds in body and legs. I buried his body on December 26th  at Red Lodge and the grave has a cross on it. The Graves Registration Unit took a photo of the grave ( which was sent to his parents) on the day I buried him. I saw the man who took it”.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 30840

Victory Medal – No. 30658

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 340135.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Donnybrook War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 113.