David Joseph MCCARTHY

Birthplace
Crows Nest
Resided
Brisbane
Occupation
Railway Porter
Enlisted
19-August-1914
Place
Toowoomba
Age
35
Status
Single
Service No
425
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, D Company
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
25-April-1915
Place
Gallipoli, Turkey
Cemetery or Memorial
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Railway Honour Board.

 

On 25 April 1915 David McCarthy was among the first Australians ashore at Gallipoli. Later that day he was listed as missing. Fourteen months later an AIF Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed in action.

25 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour died during the Gallipoli campaign.