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Hector Osman CADDY

Date of birth2 May 1882
OccupationSoldier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs L A Caddy, Trevno, Avoca Avenue, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917. Awarded three additional MIDs, promulgated as follows: (1) 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918; (2) 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919; (3) 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date30 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Orcer, Croix de Guerre (France), CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CADDY Hector Osman

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