Vincent Andrew Carey
War Memorial records:
Carey, John Vincent Andrew
Number: PO1499 (or possibly
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker [PO]
Unit: HMAS Vampire
Date of Death: 09/04/1942
Place of Death: Near Ceylon, on board HMAS Vampire when sunk
Cause of Death: Severe burns obtained while in engine room during bombing, he died later on raft/float
Memorial Panel: 9
Cemetery or Memorial Details:
Next Of Kin: Alan Andrew Carey (Son)
Source: AWM146 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Royal Australian Navy
John Carey's son, Alan (my father-in-law) is trying to piece together what he can about his father's life and career. Any information you could provide to help us in this would be appreciated.
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Information provided by
Nigel Suckling and
the Australian War Memorial
War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
P O JOHN VINCENT ANDREW PM CAREY
Service No: PM1099
H.M.A.S. Vampire, Royal Australian Naval Reserve
who died on
Thursday 9 April 1942 . Age 31
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Katherine Carey; husband of Violet Adelaide Carey, of South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 76, Column 1.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL