William John CATIONS


CATIONS, William John

Service Number: 3485
Enlisted: 31 July 1915, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Teesdale, Victoria, 1 September 1878
Home Town: Teesdale, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Teesdale State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 15 July 1916, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Shelford Presbyterian Church Honour Roll, Shelford Presbyterian Church Members Who Fell, Teesdale War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Geelong, Victoria
5 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3485, 22nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3485, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
15 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3485, 58th Infantry Battalion

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"...3485 Private William John Cations, 22nd Battalion, of Teesdale, Vic. Pte Cations enlisted on 31 July 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916. On 15 July 1916 he was killed in action at Pozieres in France while serving with the 58th Battalion." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


"CATIONS.- Killed in action on the 15th July, 1916, Private W. J. Cations, dearly loved second oldest son of Henry A. and K. Cations, Teesdale, also loved brother of A.H., G.A., H.S., P.R., J.A., L.B., H.M.V., and Mrs. E. Sharp; and the late J .A., F.E.; aged 39 years 10 months.

Responsive to the call, Gave his life, his best, his all." - from the Geelong Advertiser 30 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)