William Richard CANTWELL

CANTWELL, William Richard

Service Number: 888
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Echuca, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Echuca, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Catholic Primary and High Schools
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 28, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echuca War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Yea War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 888, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 888, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 888, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles and Annie Cantwell of Echuca, Victoria later of 412 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He was also a trained sailor