Regimental number2257
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressClaremont Street, Ithaca, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Alexander Cargill, Claremont Street, Ithaca, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 27 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during an attack on enemy trenches. When his platoon was held up by a strong machine gun post, he rushed forward and placed his Lewis gun on the enemy trench slight to a flank and swept it with his fire, effectually silencing the machine guns. His act of courage and promptitude enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Discharge date24 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2129 Pte William CARGILL, 4 Bn, killed in action, 6-9 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal