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Stephens CADWELL

Regimental number4669
Place of birthWheathamstead England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAllawah, 106 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Cadwell, Banolyol, Skipton, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

Croix de Guerre

Recommendation date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross (altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 24 May 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an action, and in the arrangements previous to its commencement his organization and supervision of supplies of small arms ammunition and material were admirable, and were carried out without any regard for his own safety, often in most exposed positions and under heavy fire of the enemy. The assistance which he was able to render to his commanding officer was invaluable, and his behaviour throughout was conspicuous for courage and presence of mind, as well as for ability and unremitting devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 November 1950
Place of burialGeelong West Cemetery

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