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Vincent CAWLEY

Regimental number66
Place of birth26 Perth Street, Prahran, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers College (Catholic), East St Kilda, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address26 Perth Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Cawley, 26 Perth Street, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: Refers Gallipoli

FateDied of disease 26 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 21), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Mary CAWLEY. Native of Prahran, Melbourne

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 25th April, 1915, and subsequently during landing operations in the neighbour of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). He advanced under heavy rifle and shrapnel fire and spent the day attending to wounded men. He repeatedly during the following days brought wounded men in over ground swept by the enemy's fire.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 7673
Date: 5 August 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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