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Edwin Thomas CATO

Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressHawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, F J Cato, 'Kawaran', Tooronga Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1918
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 23 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work near Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919

Military Cross

'In the operations near Hargicourt, from 18th-21st September 1918, he showed untiring energy and devotion to duty in his care of the wounded, particularly on 21st September, when in order to give early attention he established his aid post in an open trench which was under shell fire, and moved about the area continually, dressing wounded in shell holes and open country. By his disregard for personal safety and his cheerful confidence he set a splendid example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: [154] Lt Alexander CATO, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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