Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

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
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Auburn
Distinctive marks: Several scars, a mole and 4 Vaccination scars

Embarkation ship: HMAT A60 Aeneas.

Rank: Driver

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

01/04/1916 - Enlisted.
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

Names of wife & children: Mary Veronica Kelly (married at Melton in 1920) They had a daughter Dorothy

Place/s of residence: Melton, Highett

Occupations: Labourer

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:

Additional 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.

Melton Express
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.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll
Newspaper reports