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William Robert CADDEN

Regimental number2594
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.25"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Cadden, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Kennedy Regiment; resigned on leaving the district.
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSergeant Compounder
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Discharge date13 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 6 Febryary 1916 (mumps); transferred to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 7 February 1916; discharged, 18 February 1916; taken on strength, 13th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandriato join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

On leave to Paris, 12 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 March 1918.

Transferred to England for transport duty to Australia, 17 August 1918.

Appointed Honorary Lieutenant, 30 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa', 15 September 1918 (duty dispenser); disembarked Melbourne, 18 November 1918, for overlandtravel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 13 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 September 1959
Age at death67
SourcesNAA: B2455, CADDEN William Robert

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