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Arthur Leslie CARTWRIGHT

Regimental number620
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
Address33 Barry Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Augustus Cartwright, 33 Barry Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Senior Cadets; 2.5 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 72), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Augustus and Mary CARTWRIGHT, 34 Barry Street, Carlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-H.M.T. 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 July 1916.

Killed in action, 21 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall Cemetery, 21 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin details: 12 Wright Street, East Parham, Victoria (5 May 1915); then, [unreadable], McKinnon, Victoria (June 1916); then 3 Carpenter Street, Middle Brighton (11 September 1916); then 30 Green Street, Windsor (16 March 1916); then 47 Banole Street, Windsor (29 March 1917; then, 32 Earl Street, Windsor (24 June 1918); then 34 Barry Street Carlton, Victoria (27 March 1920); then 29 Dinsdale Street, Albert Park (26 April 1922); then 61 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria (27 July 1923); then, 28 Gwynne Street, South Richmond, Victoria (March 1924); then, 33 Barry Street, South Yarra, Victoria; 102 Lothian Street, North Melbourne, Victoria (1925); then, 4 Little Curzon Street, North Melbourne, Victoria; then 18 Emmaline Street, Croxton (25 May 1931); then, 6 Eastment Street, Northcote (4 February 1932)
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARTWRIGHT Arthur Leslie

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