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Thomas Patrick Carthy

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Carthy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Patrick Thomas Carthy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 52010 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1891 Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - Birth Death Marriages
  • Place of birth
    Hamilton, Waikato, NZ Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - Family records
  • Birth notes
    Thomas's parents were Patrick Henry Carthy and Margaret Jane nee Hickey. Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - family records, Bdm
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • P.H. Carthy (father), Puke Road, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Patrick Henry Carthy Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - family records
  • Relationship status
    2 brothers of Thomas's also served. Christopher John Carthy and Victor Claude Carthy (died age 20) Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - family records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 52010 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Joiner/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Thomas Carthy was the son of Mr. P. H. and Mrs. M. J. Carthy, of Puke Rd., Paeroa, New Zealand. Native of Hamilton, New Zealand.

      On CWGC as Patrick Thomas Carthy. AWMM
    • article is about Thomas's father and his son's serving in WW1. Note that the article lists Thomas as Thomas Frederick Carthy in error.

      The family of Mr. Patrick Henry Carthy, of the Puke Road, Paeroa, can well be classed with those of the fighting heroes. John Christopher, aged 22, left with the 8th Reinforcement on the 23rd of November, 1915. After serving in Egypt for some time he went to France, and was there wounded on the 15th September, 1916. After recovering sufficiently he rejoined the trenches in France and is there still.
      Another son—Victor Claud—aged 20, left in the 23rd Reinforcements on September 23, 1916. He is also in the trenches in France, and so far has escaped uninjured. Gina's notes (Victor was killed in Belgium age 20).
      Frederick Ernest, is performing home service in Wellington, having been turned down by the Medical Board as unfit for active service.
      Thomas Frederick, 26 years of age, is at present in Featherston Camp and will leave for the front with the 29th Reinforcements.
      Mr. Carthy has also a nephew, C. C. Kenny, in the trenches having joined the Canadian forces in the early part of the war. He also has been wounded, but is in the fighting ranks again.

      Obituary for Thomas's father Patrick linking them to the 4th Waikato Regiment.
      MR P. H. CARTHY
      The death has occurred of Mr Patrick Henry Carthy, of Hamilton East. Mr Carthy was born in Sydney in and came to New Zealand with his parents six years later. He came to Hamilton in 1865 and attended the Hamilton East School. Later he followed farming pursuits in the Waikato.
      In 1890 Mr Carthy married Miss Margaret Jane Hickey, of Otahuhu. In 1897 they moved to Paeroa, where Mr Carthy was engaged in transport activities, chiefly between Paeroa and the mines then operating in the Waihi district. He was later in the employ of the Ohinemuri County Council and for a few years prior to his retirement was foreman to the Paeroa Borough Council.
      Mr Carthy returned to Hamilton in 1926 and lived in retirement in Hamilton East until the time of his death.
      Mr Carthy was believed to be the oldest remaining descendant of the fourth Waikato Regiment, with which his parents crossed the Tasman. They arrived in New Zealand on the ship Alice Cameron under Captain William Steele. Mr Carthy retained many recollections of the early days in Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. Two sons were killed in the Great War and one daughter is dead. Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - family records, Papers Past
      This morning Mr and Mrs P. Carthy, of the Puke Road, received the sad intelligence that their eldest son, Private Tom Carthy, had died from wounds on the 21st instant.
      This is the second son of Mr and Mrs Carthy that has given his life in action, the previous boy, Victor, having been killed on June 7, 1917. There is also another son, Chris who is still at the front and one, Fred, on home service.
      Tom was brought up and educated in the town, and for many years worked at his trade as a joiner. For some years he took a keen interest in the Loyal Jubilee Lodge of Oddfellows, of which body he was a past grand master, and was an active member until his departure from Paeroa. He was a very popular man amongst his mates and above all was much attached to his home from which he will be most sadly missed, and with that we leave him.
      With thought of that heroical Great heart that sprang to Duty's call
      With thought of all the best in him, That Time shall have no power to dim
      With thought of Duty nobly done, And High Eternal Welfare won. Public - Gina - Other relative - 15 June 2023 - Papers Past
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About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM I. O. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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15 June 2023GinaCambridgeOther relative

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