Louis Russell Carrick

First Name: 
Louis
Middle Name: 
Russell
Last Name: 
Carrick
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Carrick nee Oswald
Father's Name: 
Patrick Carrick
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 25, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, March 4, 1953
Details: 

Louis Carrick (Service No 3047) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. in 1893.

At enlistment Louis was single, 23 years old, worked as a surveyor and had served 2 years in the Militia.

He embarked from Sydney as acting Corporal on HMAT A29 Suevic with 7th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion on 20th December 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was soon sent to France and arrived there on 18th March 1916.

On 5th July 1916 Louis was promoted to Lance Corporal.

On 28th July 1916 Louis as fighting at Pozieres when he was wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a shrapnel wound to his neck and shell shock. Louis was unable to return to his unit until 14th May 1918.

He was admitted to hospital on 28th June 1918 suffering from bronchitis.

Louis was returned to Australia in December 1918 and received further treatment in Australia before being discharged medically unfit on 6th June 1919.

In 1920 he married Elizabeth Marshall at Hay, N.S.W. and died in Sydney in 1953.

He is buried at Woronora Cemetery, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CARRICK L R

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