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Michael Henry CANTWELL

Regimental number2974
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's High School, Singleton, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressYork Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, M Cantwell, York Street, Singleton , New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a trainee under the Compulsory Clauses of the Defence Act, Sgt in the late 14th Hunter River Infantry, West Maitland.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBellicourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row H,Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Honorah CANTWELL, "Vermont", 11 Ross Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. Born at Singleton, New Sourh Wales
Family/military connectionsNil

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