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McCarthy, Charles William (673/4558) aka Wilson, Charles

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 12 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 673/4558            view online service record


Next of Kin:
Mary Ann McCarthy (mother)
18 Nelson Road
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 11th Reinforcements

RTA: Thursday, 29 May 1919
Discharged: Friday, 5 September 1919

Did not embark with 8th Brigade after his first enlistment and was declared a deserter 10 February 1916, however, Charlie had already re-enlisted on 6 January 1916 as Charles Wilson (4558). The deception was not discovered until 1919. The address of his NOK at Embarkation was 29 Heath Street, Port Melbourne.

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