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Full Name: Thomas Edward Joseph McCarten
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Thomas Edward Joseph
Surname: McCarten
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15459
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs E. McCarten (mother), 74 Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 74 Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Dunedin
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 283
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 10 December 1941
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: XXX. F. 6.
Biographical Notes: Thomas McCarten was the son of Thomas Joseph McCarten and of Elizabeth McCarten (nee Mackenzie), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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