|Place of birth||Tamworth New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||64 Smith Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M A Cartwright, 64 Smith Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 10|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Divisional Signal Company|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For great resource and devotion to duty during the Bullecourt operation when laying buried cable under enemy fire.'
Bar to Military Medal
'Work near Peronne on 5 September 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
'This N.C.O. was engaged in burying cable at night to the front line, preparatory to offensive operations East of BULLECOURT. He repeatedly displayed great resource and devotion to his duty, in particular on the night of April 26/27th, 27/28th, 1917. The working party was subject to enemy fire, during which he displayed remarkable coolness and devotion to duty in laying out the cable, preparatory to burying.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Bar to Military Medal
'This N.C.O. on the 2nd of September 1918, on the west bank of the SOMME near PERONNE, displayed great coolness and bravery under extremely heavy enemy artillery fire. The cable route which he had early in the day assisted in constructing, was constantly broken by enemy shelling. During this period, with a great disregard for personal safety, he patrolled and kept in repair this section of the route thus effecting constant communication to the Advanced Divisional Station which was located well forward with the Brigade Station. It was mainly through his effort that communication was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
|Family/military connections||Brother: 4083 Pte John William CARTWRIGHT, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1918.|
War service: Middle East, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|