Austin Joseph CARRIGG

Austin Joseph Carrigg Photo:
National Library of Australia
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Draper
Enlisted
31-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
22
Status
Single
Service No
1813A
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
From war-related injuries
Date
11-December 1921
Place
St Denis’ Private Hospital, Toowoomba
Cemetery or Memorial
Drayton and Toowoomba General Cemetery
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Austin Carrigg arrived in France in March 1917. In June he was wounded in action at Messines and invalided to Shorncliffe Military Hospital in Kent. In May 1918 he was badly gassed and hospitalised in France. He returned to Australia in September 1919 and was discharged in December. On 7 March 1921 he became ill at his family home and was admitted to St Denis’ Private Hospital in Toowoomba where he died four days later, aged 27. He was buried at Toowoomba Cemetery, the eighth locally buried WW1 soldier recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.    

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