Carrick, Stanley Robert
Born 21st. May 1894 Hobart Tasmania Hobart Tasmania to James and Elizabeth Carrick (nee Finch) he was a painter when he enlisted 12th February 1915. He embarked Adelaide 1st. April 1915 on “HMAT Port Lincoln” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.
He was reported missing in action 18th July 1918 which was later changed to killed in action 10th May 1918
Red Cross Wounded and Missing files tell us
“I knew him well, he was in A Company. We called him “Snowy” and his number is as stated. I do not know anything about him before he joined. I was not near him when he was killed by was told by Pte Gilbert that he and another man, Bush were killed by the same shell while on patrol when the battalion was between Strazeele and Merris about the middle of May. They were both buried in one grave which I saw and read their names etc on the cross.” Pte C. Roach 4971.
He is commemorated in the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul France.
Mrs E Carrick of 301 Elizabeth Street has been officially informed that her son, Corporal Stanley Robert (Snowy) Carrick was killed in France on May 10 previously reported missing The deceased soldier had been three and a half years on active service Previous to enlisting he was a member of the North Hobart Junior Football Club, and was known and respected by a large circle of friends Two brothers are at the front and three cousins have been killed.
The Mercury 23 July 1918
Photos Courtesy Donald L Reid
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