Category: Military
Rank: Driver 141576
Regiment or Ship: Royal Field Artillery
Service Number(s): 141576
Date of Birth: 1897
Place of Birth: Sidley
Date of Death: 1975
Address: 59 Sidley Street, Sidley

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Family Information

Father: James Carey born in Sidley and died 1934 in Battle.
Mother: Ann Elizabeth Barker born 1859 in Sidley and died 1939 in Battle. They married in 1879 in Hailsham.

George Frederick Carey 1882-1958 B0001 CAREY George Frederick (Gov. War Work)
Richard Thomas Carey 1883 – 1963 W0151 CAREY Richard Thomas (Driver)
Edna Grace Carey 1885 – 1962
Benjamin James Carey 1887 – 1918 W0076 CAREY Benjamin (Rifleman)
Frederick Carey 1891 – 1914 W0003 CAREY Frederick (Private)
Arthur Carey 1892 – 1947 W0152 CAREY Arthur (Driver)
Thomas Carey 1895 – 1974 W0150 CAREY Thomas (Private)
Alfred Ernest Carey 1899 – 1975 W0153 CAREY Alfred Ernest (Private)
Elsie Carey 1900 – ?

First World War Experience

Harry enlisted at Hastings on 26th February 1916. He joined No.3 Depot Royal Field Artillery on the 28th April 1916.

He had an 18 day stay in hospital at Portsmouth in November 1916 with influenza. He was then posted to France on the 14th December 1916 and then to a Divisional Ammunition Column on 25th December 1916.

On the 7th March 1919 he was posted to the 246th Brigade and served in Germany from 2nd April 1919 before attending Crystal Palace for discharge on 16th September 1919.

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