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Eric Richard CAVANAGH

Regimental number7
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressBrim Springs, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs Jean Cavanagh, Brim Springs, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For conspicuous gallantry as a Lewis Gunner throughout the operations of the Brigade in France from 26 March 1916.
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He has repeatedly fought his machine gun with great courage and determination and has set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Discharge date12/04/9120
Other details

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

SourcesNAA: B2455, CAVANAGH Eric Richard

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