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William Henry CATHRO

Regimental number4751
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCabinetmaker
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I P Cathro, 53 Carlisle Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military service31st Infantry
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date1 June 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 28 March 1917.

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 11 September 1917.

On command at Signal School, Dunstable, 19 September 1917.

Attended course of instruction at Signal School, 5-21 December 1917: qualified as Assistant Instructor of Signalling.

Promoted ER Corporal, 29 December 1917, and taken on strength of Permanent Cadre, 3rd Training Brigade, Codford.

Reverted to Private, 1 October 1918, and transferred to 30th Bn.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 1 June 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death1927
SourcesNAA: B2455, CATHRO William Henry

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