Victor Joseph CABAN

Regimental number725
Place of birthCessnock, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Caban, King Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1919
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Battle of YPRES (Phase 5) 12th October 1917. When all N.C.Os of his platoon became casualties he took command reorganising it and leading it forward to the second objective under very heavy artillery fire. He assisted an officer to organise a party which attacked and captured two strong points which yielded 6 machine guns and 65 prisoners. He organised a new line and throughout se a fine example of fearlessness and leadership to his men.'

Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 May 1955