The AIF Project


Regimental number2121
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Blanche M Caley, Walker Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 16 April 1915.
FateKilled in Action 06-7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNot recorded.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Blanche Maude CALEY, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2107 Pte Charles CALEY, AIF Canteens, returned to Australia, 17 July 1919; 630 Pte Thomas CALEY, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 1 August 1915. Initially recorded as Absent Without Leave. According to a Board of Inquiry, all early 14th Bn records were lost. Later confirmed as killed in action.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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