Herbert Thomas (Nugget) CAWLEY

CAWLEY, Herbert Thomas

Service Number: 3630
Enlisted: 7 September 1915
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: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3630
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3630, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3630, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
3 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 54th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3630, 54th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3630 awm_unit: 54th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-19

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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)