William Carney

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Carney
Mother's Name: 
Annie
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, December 12, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
55th battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Carney (Service No 1628) was born in Berry, NSW in 1894.

At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old labourer, living in Galong, NSW. His mother Annie, of Fairy Meadow, NSW is listed as his next of kin.

He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with the 55th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 14th April 1916. Arriving in England on 16th May 1916 he went to join the 55th Battalion, in France on the 23rd September 1916.

Carney saw service on the Western Front until 14th February 1917 when he received a gun shot wound to his left thigh. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment and returned to duty on the  26th October 1917. Wounded for a second time on the 4th July 1918 he was treated for a bullet wound to his right thigh. Carney returned to duty on the 20th August 1918.

He was returned to Australia on the 2nd June 1919 and discharged on 4th September 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CARNEY W;

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