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John Joseph Carley

Rank: Lance Corporal
Street: No. 2 Firehouse, Seymour Street
Town/Village: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Soran, Aughboy. Ballinalee, County Longford
Census 1901: Yes
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: "E Company", 16th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force, & 11th Reserve Battalion
Regiment Number: 29082
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: John (known as John Joe) was born in Soran on the 4th December 1889, and in 1901 was living with his grandparents James and Anne Hughes at Soran as well as his uncle John and aunt Bridget. He emigrated to Canada in 1909 and was working as a fireman in Vancouver. Carley enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier in 1914, and nominated his uncle as his next-of-kin. During the War, Carley served in England and France, and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in January 1918 prior to being demobilised in 1919. Reproduced below is an image of John Joe (line 3, ninth from the right) in a montage of firemen in the No.2 Firehouse from 1914, copyright of the Vancouver City Archives,
Parents Names: Grandparents James and Annie Hughes, Soran.
Notes: Only suffered minor injuries to his left ankle and leg during service. Named as John Joe Carey in the 1921 Canadian Census, where he was living as a lodger with Thomas Clark at 965 Seymour Street, Vancouver. Photographs from c.1920 of the No.2 Firehall on Seymour Street may be found at tje City of Vancouver Archives at: and

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