Herbert Thomas (Nugget) CAWLEY


CAWLEY, Herbert Thomas

Service Number: 3630
Enlisted: 7 September 1915, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walcha, New South Wales, Australia, 28 December 1893
Home Town: Walcha, Walcha, New South Wales
Schooling: Walcha Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3630, Armidale, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3630, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3630, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
3 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 54th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3630, 54th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"The sad news was received during the week by Rev. Father O'Connor, of Walcha, that Private Herb (Nugget) Cawley, of the 54th (late 18th Battalion), who had previously been reported as missing, was killed in action in France between the 20th and 22nd July. The deceased soldier was 23 years of age, and a son of Mrs. F. Riley, of Walcha. He left these shores about twelve months ago, and has a brother at the front." - from the Sydney Freeman's Journal 28 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)