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Montague Whiticker CAWSTON

Regimental number3024
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChurch Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinBrother, W A Cawston, Crown Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3024A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

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

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the 16th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK, east of YPRES, Lance Corporal CAWSTON was in charge of two Pontoon Wagons getting material to forward areas. The enemy shelling was severe, but by his coolness, persistence and watching for opportunities, he got the wagons through the shelled areas three times. he repeated this performance on the 17th and 18th October, 1917, similarly. This N.C.O. was mentioned in despatches published in May last.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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