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William George CADWALLADER

Regimental number34
Place of birthEast Perth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRough carpenter
Addressc/o Mrs E Waterman, Belmont Park PO, Belmont Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Waterman, Belmont Park PO, Belmont Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded 28 August 1916)

Recommendation date: 14 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918

Military Medal

'These two men [CADWALLADER and 1400 Alexander BREEN] were Battalion runners, during the operations north of POZIERES from 8th/12th August, 1916. It is impossible to speak too highly of their work; not merely once, but fully a dozen times each of them had to go through and did go through without hesitating enemy artillery, HE.E. and shrapnel barrages. They have been buried and rescue on several occasions. no risk was too great for them to take in order to maintain communication to the front line and the Signalling Section. They are both recommended for high distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CADWALLADER William George

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