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William Edward McCarthy

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 435 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 435 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    McCarthy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 5/979A AWMM
    • WWI 8/979 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 June 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Bluff Public - Craig - Other relative - 9 September 2021 - Family records
  • Birth notes
    Father: William Edward McCarthy, Mother: Mary McCarthy (nee Andrew). Public - Craig - Other relative - 9 September 2021 - Family records
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 68 St Andrew Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary McCarthy (mother), 68 Saint Andrew Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 5/979A AWMM
    • WWI 8/979 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 OtagoNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Edward and Mary E. McCarthy, of Bluff, Southland AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    The Somne Public - Steven - Researcher - 8 June 2018 - Family Diary
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My grandfather George McLaren (12/2419) was a corporal in the Auckland Infantry Battalion alongside William McCarthy during the Battle of the Somme. George notes Pte McCarthy's death in his war diary as such:

    "Saturday 23rd of September 1916 - Had another night in the Huns dugout last night. Its is a lovely day today and the ground is drying up a lot. Our guns are going hot today. At 2PM all hands were on fatigue cleaning the mud off roads, finished at 5PM. While we were having tea the Huns shelled us and poor old McCarthy got killed, another of old No 9 section gone, he was blown to bits ten yards from me, also two other chaps".

    Rest in peace, William McCarthy.
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 5 July 2018



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 September 2021CraigPalmerston NorthOther relative
14 April 2019StevenBrisbaneResearcher
17 April 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher

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