|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||South Kensington, London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Elsmore via Inverell, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, W E Cartwright, 6 Newchurch Road, Camberwell, London, England|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||33rd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Bouchavesnes on 31 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Commemorated in Garden of Remembrance, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.|
'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the morning of the 31st August, 1918, during the attack on Road Wood, south west of Bouchavesnes, near Peronne. When two companies were held up by machine gun fire, from the south western edge of the wood, without hesitation, Private Cartwright moved against the gun in a most deliberate manner under intense fire. He shot three of the team, and, having bombed the post, captured the gun and nine enemy. This gallant deed had a most inspiring effect on the whole line, which immediately rushed forward. Throughout the operation Private Cartwright displayed wonderful dash, grim determination, and courage of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western Front
Medals: Victoria Cross, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: enlisted Liverpool, New South Wales, 5 March 1940; discharged, 10 May 1946, as N60360 Captain, 1st Australian Infantry Bn.
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