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Frank Reginald CAWLEY

Regimental number119
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address37 Alfred Street, Milson's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Ann Cawley, 37 Alfred Street, Milson's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: "9-10 May 1915"

FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of 9th-10th May 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). During a sortie from quinn's Post, L/Cpl. Cawley accompanied by another non-commissioned officer advanced with great coolness and courage past the first line of the enemy's trenches to a tent some distance in the rear. They killed all the occupants and cut the telephone wires which connected it with the fire trenches thus preventing communication from the rear.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
Date: 6 September 1915

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