Edward James CAREW
Born: March, 1894
Birthplace: South Melbourne, Victoria
Parents: Edward Carew, Mary Worrell
Died: 16 April, 1956
Place of death: Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Victoria
Burial place: New Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
119th Howitzer Battery
Regimental Service Number: 29712
Enlistment date: 1 April, 1916 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 22 years 1 month
Address at enlistment: Melton
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Edward Carew (Father)
Physical Description: Height: 5 foot 8 inches
Weight: 151 pounds
Distinctive marks: Several scars, a mole and 4 Vaccination scars
Embarkation ship: HMAT A60 Aeneas.
Return Date: 12 May, 1919
Return Vessel: Port Napier.
Arrival at Australia: 2 July, 1919.At: Melbourne
Discharge Date: 10 August, 1919
War Service Summary
02/10/1916 - Embarked for active service abroad
19/11/1916 - Disembarked in Plymouth
14/12/1916 - Admitted to hospital with pneumonia.
20/01/1917 - Discharged from hospital
08/08/1918 - Proceeded to France
17/08/1918 - Admitted to hospital with dysentery.
06/09/1918 - Re-joined Unit
08/04/1919 - Marched out to England for return to Australia
12/05/1919 - Left England for Australia per Port Napier
02/07/1919 - Disembarked Melbourne
10/08/1919 - Discharged from A.I.F. at Melbourne (Medically unfit) Disability not stated
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
Place/s of residence: Melton, Highett
Date of death: Died 16/4/1956 at Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg aged 63 years. Registration No. 3827
Place of burial: New Cheltenham Cemetery
Other relevant information:
The Bacchus Marsh Express
Saturday 11 July 1914, P 2
Melton footballers visit Bacchus Marsh to-day, and are determined for a win.
The team to represent Melton against Bacchus Marsh to-day, at Bacchus Marsh, will be chosen from P. Exell (Captain), Gleeson, Dodemaide (2), Matheson, Barnes, Brislan, Scarce, Gaitskill, Cameron, Mac Guire (2), Looney, Butler, Lovell, Asker, Minns, Carew, Robinson, Exell, Bird, Burton. Players are notified that the drag will leave punctually at 12.45.
Our footballers suffer another loss from their ranks, as "Mick" Dodemaide is going to play for North Melbourne.
Saturday 27 May 1916 , P 2
A large assemblage took place on Saturday night last, when our volunteers were on a visit home, although the notice was very short. Watches were presented to Privates Harold Black, Edward Carew, Ernest Minns, Percy Stubbs, William Stone (who has been to the Front, and returned ill) Henry Sawyer, George Ware, Private John Farrell (who already had a wristlet watch) was presented with an auto-strop razor and a pipe. Musical items were rendered by Mrs. J. H. Allen, Misses D. Farrell, and A. Riddell, Messrs. H. Cunningham, G. Jongebloed and Murison. Miss Ross (a visitor front Melbourne) supplied the dance music. The Committee intend presenting a wristlet watch (or its equivalent) to every volunteer from the Shire, including those who have gone away. The latter will be handed over to the relatives.