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Harold James CATTLE

Regimental number1527
Date of birth16 November 1869
Place of birthRosewater, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.10
Height5' 6.25"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Cattle, Brunswick Road, Dulwich, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 5 November 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 6 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great coolness and resource during an action in materially assisting the work of the Brigade Staff, which was very short handed owing to casualties. He set a fine example to the men under him at all times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Discharge date13 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 13 October 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 August 1965
Age at death76
Place of burialRSL Walls, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CATTLE Harold James

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