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Cecil Arthur CALLAGHAN

Date of birth31 July 1890
Address395 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R S Callaghan, 395 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery


Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Temporary LTCOL

Promotion date: 31 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George.

Recommendation date: 3 February 1919

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and ability on 12th July, 1915, during an action on the Gallipoli Peninsula. As Forward Observing Officer, he advanced with the first line of infantry and established telephone communication with his battery from the captured hostile trenches. During the day he continued to advance underr heavy fire, sending back accurate reports, valuable not only to the guns, but also to the Corps Staff.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Legion D'Honneur : Chevalier (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, Legion D'Honneur : Chevalier (France), CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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