|Place of birth||Hurstville, New South Wales|
|Address||Greenacre Road, Hurstville, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs R Katte, Greenacre Road, Hurstvillle, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked, 20 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Found guilty, 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 28 April 1916, of being associated with discharge of firearm in lines, 27 April 1916: confined to barracks for 7 days.
Taken on strength, 20th Bn, 16 May 1916.
Wounded in action (remaining at duty), France, 26 July 1916.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1917, and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station (venereal disease), 5 May 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 6 May 1917, and admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 7 May 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 2 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 31 days.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, 2 June 1917 (urethritis); transferred to Base Depot, 4 July 1917. Found guilty, 13 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 9.30 pm until apprehended by M.P., 9.45 pm: awarded 14 days' confined to camp; no forfeiture of pay. Rejoined Bn in the field, 13 July 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 7 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 54th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 April 1918; discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 9 April 1918; discharged to duty, 10 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 20 May 1918.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, 28 May 1918, and transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station (old wound: right elbow); to Ambulance Train No 28, 30 May 1918, admitted to Complementary Hospital (French), Brest; to Hopital de la Marine, 21 June 1918; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen (prisoner), 25 June 1918.
Note on file states: 'Arrived at Brest by French Ambulance Train posing as a Frenchman. French authorities discovered on 20.6.18 that the man was really an Australia. Base Commandant best has the matter in hand.'
Admitted to No 2 Military Prison, Rouen, for safe custody, 27 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 6 August 1918.
Wounded in action (third occasion), 6 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left knee), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 23, 10 August 1918; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 10 August 1918; to England, 26 August 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Edmonton (gun shot wound, left knee: severe fracture); to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 December 1918. Discharged on furlough, 24 December 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; transhipped to HT 'Dunluce Castle', Alexandria, 7 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 18 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 13 November 1920.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
In 1929 he applied for a Qualification Certificate, in order to be eligible to apply for a land grant, under the name Marcel Jacques KATTE.Wrote to Base Records, 23 November 1939, requesting a copy of his war service: 'I enlisted under the name of Harold Katte but my pension has been paid in the above name [M. Caux]. Please make the statement out in the name of M. Caux (no aliases).' Made a statutory declaration, 2 December 1939, in the name of 'Caux, Marc or Katte, Harold', and signed both names.
|Miscellaneous details||Alias (post AIF): Marcel CAUX|