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John R. Casey

Private

44th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Military Cross

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: Miss D. Fox
  • Plaque: 3160

Additional Info

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Biography

Jack Robert Casey enlisted in Cottesloe W.A. on 12th February 1915, and was posted to the 441h Battalion. He was a Lieutenant, 22 years old, single and a blacksmith. He has born in Ballarat. He was awarded the Military Cross for... "great courage and skill, for although wounded in six places he gave orders for the successful completion of the task before he would retire..." He was evacuated to the Duchess of Westminster Hospital at Le Touquet, and died 10 days later on 7th April 1918. He is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 3160

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour