Walter Edmund Hutchinson CASS

Date of birth28 August 1876
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs K L Cass, c/o Mrs Dinsdale, Sydney Road, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA and I Staff
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameBrigade 2 Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/2/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Infantry Brigade

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 54th Battalion
Promotion date: 7 August 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1917


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

Son of Charles Edmund and Katherine Lee (nee Hutchinson) Cass. Also enlisted for service in South Africa from February 1901 - April 1902. Served in militia before joining permanent Australian Military Forces in 1906. Brigade major, 2nd Brigade AIF. Gallipoli. Commander 54th Battalion, Western Front, 1916.

Medals: Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1931
Place of burialMelbourne. Buried with full military honours