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John Vincent Andrew Carey

Petty Officer Stoker

 

Australian War Memorial records:

 

Carey, John Vincent Andrew 
Number:  PO1499 (or possibly PM1499)
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker [PO] 
Unit: HMAS Vampire 
Service: RAN 
Conflict: 1939-1945 
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 W
ar, 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.
What I am especially interested in is websites or resources I could use for researching this type of information.

Regards,
Nigel Suckling

Please contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by
Nigel Suckling and the Australian War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
P O JOHN VINCENT ANDREW PM CAREY 
Stoker
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

 

 

 

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