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Thomas Ernest CADDY

Regimental number453
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressKapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Caddy, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Divisional Orders


Recommendation date: 3 August 1917

Distinguished Service Medal (U.S.A.)


Recommendation date: 22 February 1919

Unspecified


Recommendation date: March-September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 96
Date: 11 November 1920

Discharge date27 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918; rejoined unit, 26 August 1918. Married Daisy RAPSON, 24 March 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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