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McCarthy, Charles Harold (Charlie) (1893–1917)

Charles Harold McCarthy, c 1916 photographer unknown

Charles Harold McCarthy, c 1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

CHARLES HAROLD McCARTHY, the son of Mr. Walton Frederick and Mrs. Katherine McCarthy, was born at Grenfell on 24th June, 1893.

He was educated at the Public School, Grenfell, and St. Patrick’s College, Goulburn, and joined the service of the Bank at Junee on 28th May, 1913.

He enlisted in January, 1916, with “Carmichael’s First Thousand,” with whom he proceeded to France as a member of the 36th Battalion.

Private McCarthy had volunteered for service as a Lewis machine gunner, and after fighting for five days at the Battle of Messines without receiving a wound, he was killed on 11th June, 1917, by a high explosive shell just as his company was ordered into a dugout for a rest.

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'McCarthy, Charles Harold (Charlie) (1893–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mccarthy-charles-harold-charlie-24281/text33031, accessed 31 October 2020.

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Charles Harold McCarthy, c 1916 photographer unknown

Charles Harold McCarthy, c 1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour