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Allan Leslie CADMAN

Regimental number3803
Place of birthPreston, Victoria
Other NamesAlan Leslie
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather dresser
Address4 Melton Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C Cadman, 4 Melton Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On 4.10.17 during the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE he acted as a runner and carried despatches from his Company Commander for a considerable length of time. Although the shelling was intense, he showed no hesitation but willingly worked at this important duty until completely exhausted. His courage and devotion to duty were quite exceptional.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date12 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916; evacuated to England; rejoined unit, 25 March 1917. Wounded in action, second occasion (gas), 23 July 1918; rejoined unit, 27 November 1918. Married Doris Ethel HEMMINGS, 28 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 21 December 1919; discharged, 12 May 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 November 1969

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