William Reginald Carey

From Canterbury Commons
Jump to: navigation, search

†Carey, Private William Reginald no. 1108.

4th Battalion 1st Reinforcements.

“Tara” Melford Street, Hurlstone Park.


Born 1879 at Emmaville, New England, son of John and Mary Ann Carey (nee Bourke).

Educated Emmaville School.

Enlisted at Sydney 22/10/1914, aged 27 [i.e.35].



Embarked at Melbourne on HMAT A32 Themistocles 22/12/1914 (no. 1249).

Next of kin: Mrs W.D. (Jane) Bourke, grandmother, Melford Street, Hurlstone Park.

Casualty list SMH 25/6/1915 Killed in Action.

Killed in action 1 May 1915. Age 35.

Son of the late John and Mary Anne Carey. Native of Emmaville NSW.

Buried Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, grave III.D.2.

Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park Anzac Memorial has no. 1108.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2071835/ [accessed 09/09/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002