John Carberry

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3795
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards: 1915 Star, Victory, British War Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 29/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F.43.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01.10.1881
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 18 Hunter Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: boilermakers Labourer
  • Mother:

    Catherine McMahon

  • Father:

    James Carberry

  • Siblings:

    James, Stephen & Mary

  • Spouse:

    Bridget Helen Farrell

  • Children:

    Elizabeth Catherine, born 14.02.1911 & Catherine, born 18.10.1915

More about John Carberry

John is believed to be the brother of Pte James Carberry, 147575, 373rd Company, Labour Corps, who died 06.05.1918 & Cpl Stephen Carberry, 29452, Royal Engineers who is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour but is not listed on C.W.G.C.

John Carberry   3795     Black Watch

DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS.

Official intimation has reached his wife, who resides at 1 Hunter Street, Dundee, of the death in action of Sergeant John Carberry, Black Watch.

When war broke out, Sergeant Carberry was in America, but he came over and enlisted in the Black Watch.  He is an old soldier, having seen twelve years’ service in India with the Black Watch.  In letters to the deceased’s wife both his Captain and his Colonel speak highly of his qualities as a soldier and as an efficient n.c.o.

Exactly twenty-six days have elapsed since Sergeant Carberry buried his wife’s brother in a French village.  He was 35 Years of age, and is the last of his family to fall in his country’s service.

Dundee Courier 24th October 1916

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell,  further information kindly supplied by Claire Niven-Blowers.

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