|Place of birth||North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Address||73 St George's Road, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Cardwell, 73 St George's Road, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 1 July 1915, 6th Bn, 9th Reinforcements; taken on strength, 6th Bn, 7 January 1916; appointed Lance Corporal, 6 September 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Age at death||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: Pte 206 Rupert Edgar CARDWELL, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 8 August 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916.
Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 4 December 1916 (sore feet); discharged to duty, 15 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 December 1916.
To hospital, 23 January 1917 (sore feet); transferred to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 24 January 1917; to 5th Division Rest Station, 24 January 1917; discharged to duty, 19 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 20 February 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 16 July 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 11 August 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 6 September 1917.
Missing in action, 4 October 1917; confirmed killed in action, 4 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal