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Carrick E   Pte  430

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Carrick E    Pte    430    Ernest      14 Inf Bn    21    Labourer    Single    Pres       

Address:    Essendon, Mackay St, 46  

Next of Kin:    Carrick, Annie, Mrs, mother, 46 Mackay St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    17 Sep 1914       

Embarked:     A38 Ulysses 22 Dec 1914   


Date of death: 11/08/1917

CWGC: "Son of Anna Marie Carrick, of 10, Raleigh St., Windsor, Victoria, Australia, and the late

Samuel James Carrick. Native of Tungamah".



Relatives on Active Service:

Carrick C E Pte 55 brother


Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence.


14th AIF           Carrick Pte E 430
D/W Aug 11th/17  

I was close to Carick when a shell came over and hit the other side of the trench and threw him back into the dug-out where Sgt Bland was.  Both his legs were shattered.  Dr Fletcher dressed him and told me there was not much hope for him.  It happened near Ploegstert about 9 pm we were all in bed.  I should have been in the dugout too if there had been room.  This was at Btn Hqrs a mile behind the front line trench on Aug 11/17/ He was buried in the British Cemetery half way between Steenwerck and Newuve Egliese.  he came from Gippsland.
Eyewitness: Yes
Description:  Dark, Clean-shaven, about 28, E stands for Ernest, he was a great horseman and breaking in horses was his occupation.

Informant Pte Walter Shaw 1206 14 AIF Hqrs. 

Tooting Military Hospital
Home address: : Rutherglen Victoria.
6 Dec 1917

"He was brought into this hospital on the 11th August last suffering from internal wounds received in action.  Although everything possible was done for him he passed away the next day.  The Revd G Kennedy Tucker laid him to rest in the Trois Arbres Cemetery.  A cross is erected over the grave.  All particulars were sent to his mother a few days after his death.  This letter will probably have reached her ere this.

:Letter from 2nd Australian C C Stn
France 27.17.17

I knew Pte Ernest Carick of the 14th Battn Pioneers, HQ.  He came from Victoria and was I think a horse breaker.  I saw him badly hit near Messines in Aug 1917.  I was told by one of the Corporals at the CCS about 2 half miles from Neuve Eglise that Carick had died there, and was buried in the Military Cemetery.
Inf Pte J T Gill 326
14th Australians, Pioneers HQ
Australian Camp, Rouelles.




War Service Commemorated

St John's Presbyterian Church*



In Memoriam


CARRICK.-In loving memory of Ernest, beloved

son of S. J. and A. M. Carrick, and loving brother

of West, Lillian, Anna, Gertrude, Charles (on

active service), and Jack, Essendon, died of wounds

11th August, 1917, after nearly three years' service.

One of the orignal 14th Battalion. Laid to rest by

Chaplain Kennedy Tucker, C.E, at Trois Arbres


The Argus, 12 August 1918



CARRICK.-In loving memory of our son and

brother, Private Ernest Carrick, 14th Battalion,

A.I.F., who died of wounds in France, 11th

August, 1917.

- Ever, remembered,

(Inserted by his parents, sisters, and brothers.) 

The Argus 11 August 1919



No Argus notices 1920-1922



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