Cyrus Havelock LADE

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LADE, Cyrus Havelock

Service Numbers: 57, 1238, 441
Enlisted: 26 October 1899
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: St Marys, Tasmania, 21 December 1879
Home Town: Randalls Bay, Tasmania
Schooling: Home tutored
Occupation: Farmer & Orchardist
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, 23 April 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel
Grave 107, Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Deir El Belah, Israel
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Launceston Church Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Penguin to the Great War , Port Cygnet Soldiers Memorial
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Boer War Service

26 Oct 1899: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 57, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
27 Oct 1899: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), SN 57, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent, From Melbourne on ship Medic
10 Dec 1900: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 57, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
1 Jan 1902: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), SN 1238, 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
6 Feb 1902: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sergeant, SN 1238, 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Ship Manchester

World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 441, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 441, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
9 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 441, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gun shot wound to arm
19 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 441, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gun shot wound to abdomen
23 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 441, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Cyrus Havelock LADE was born on 21st December, 1879 in St Marys, Tasmania

His parents were John LADE & Susannah Rose BELLINGER who married on 19th September, 1865 in Hobart - they had 11 known children

Cyrus first served with the 1st Tasmanian Contingent in the Boer War under Colonel Cameron & served for 349 days until the unit was disbanded from 26th October, 1899 to 8th December, 1900- they returned to Australia on 7th December, 1900 & he was discharged on 10th December, 1900

His 2nd enlistment for the Boer War was with the 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse  (E Company) where he served 266 days - the unit returned on 9th August, 1902

In 1904 Cyrus married Leah Geraldine Douglas CAVE in St Davids Church, Hobart - they had two daughters, Geraldine Douglas & Margaret Rose Douglas

His 3rd enlistment was in WW1 & he was with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment (C Squadron) as a Sergeant - he was promoted to Staff Sergeant Major on 23rd December, 1916 and reverted back to Sergeant on 10th January, 1917

Cyrus was wounded twice in January & April 1917 with gunshot wounds to arm & abdomen - he died on 23rd April, 1917 of his wounds at the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, Palestine & is buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery in Israel

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he has a Memorial Plaque at the Penguin Cemetery in Tasmania which is next to his Fathers grave - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal , Victory Medal & the 1902 Boer War Clasp

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Trove - Obituaries

ROLL OF HONOUR

LADE - died April 23 of wounds received in battle of Gaza, Palestine, Sergeant Cyrus Havelock Lade.

"He laid down his life for the Empire and has gone to his reward"

LADE - died in Palestine on 23rd April of wounds received in action, Cyrus Havelock Lade, Sergeant 3rd Light Horse, late of Randalls Bay, Cygnet

See Links attached for stories about his service in both wars

 

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