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Tottenham Cross CARDEW

Regimental number13390
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolNormal School, Brisbane, Queensland
Other trainingTechnical College, Ipswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressNew Sandgate Road, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ruth Mary Cardew, New Sandgate Road, Clayfield, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAuxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/113/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of death or woundingAbbeville, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No.25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Ruth CARDEW, "St. Aubrey's," Kent Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: Colonel George Macarthur DSO; Ivan Gair, died of wounds in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into Australian Army Service Corps, Parkhouse, 6 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917.

On leave to Paris, 3 January 1918; rejoined unit, 12 January 1918.

Taken on strength of 5th Australian Motor Transport Company, 12 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 September 1918; rejoined unit, 8 October 1918.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 23 October 1918; transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 24 October 1918.

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 25 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARDEW Tottenham Cross

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