Frederick Charles CANTELO

CANTELO, Frederick Charles

Service Number: 1090
Enlisted: 3 December 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Manly, New South Wales, Australia, 8 June 1889
Home Town: Dudley, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Wickham Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 9 June 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Mud Corner Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dudley War Memorial, Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

3 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1090, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 1090, 35th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 1090, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Let us remember a Fallen soldier of The Great War awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

On the 9th June 1917, Private Frederick Charles Cantelo, 35th Battalion (Reg No-1090), miner from West Wallsend, New South Wales, was Killed in Action during the Battle of Messines, age 28. Cause of death unknown.

No Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing File.

Born at Manly, New South Wales on the 8th June 1889 as CANTELLO to William Henry (died 22.10.1939, Adamstown, N.S.W., age 76), and Sarah Ann Cantelo nee Osmond (died 13.3.1955, Mayfield, N.S.W., age 88) of Ocean Street, Dudley, New South Wales and 10 William Street, Adamstown, N.S.W. and 16 Jefferson Street, Adamstown, N.S.W., Fred enlisted on the 3rd December 1915 at Newcastle, N.S.W.
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A24 Benalla on the 1st May 1916.

Mr. Cantelo is resting at Mud Corner British Cemetery, Belgium. Plot I Row A Grave 9.

Place of Association – West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Fred’s name has been inscribed on the Dudley War Memorial, West Wallsend Soldiers' Memorial and the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour.

Unfortunately, there is no memorial inscription at the Cantelo family gravesite to tell us of the loss of their son during The Great War, and I am unable to erect a Memorial cross, so I have placed poppies in remembrance of the service and supreme sacrifice of their son Fred for God, King & Country. METHODIST 4-03. 65.

Younger brother Roy Melanite Cantello (referred to as Dick, born 8.11.1893, Wickham, N.S.W. as CANTELLO, married butcher from Ocean Street, Dudley, New South Wales, enlisted 28.11.1915, Newcastle, N.S.W., 35th Battalion, Reg No-1089A, admitted to hospital 6.12.1916 (trench feet), wounded in action - 16.10.1917 (not stated), RTA 26.6.1919, 56th Battalion, died 31.1.1955, Adamstown, N.S.W., age 61) also served 1st A.I.F.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

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Lest We Forget.