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Michael Edward CANTWELL

Regimental number2045
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJournalist
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Richard Cantwell, Whynot Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 5 May 1916 and posted to 41st Bn 3rd Reinforcemtns; taken on strength 41st Bn 10 May 1917; gassed 10 June 1917.
FateKilled in Action 10 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 44), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2044 Pte James Joseph CANTWELL, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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