Henry Onyx Coghill MADDRELL MiD

MADDRELL, Henry Onyx Coghill

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 November 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Braidwood, New South Wales, 12 November 1888
Home Town: Braidwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Braidwood, New South Wales, 24 March 1930, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Braidwood General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

14 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer
20 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
1 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 7th Light Horse Regiment
28 Jun 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Battles of Gaza
24 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 7th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor



'Mr. Henry Onyx Coghill Maddrell, aged, 41, a prominent Braidwood district pastoralist, died at his station home, "Mona," Braidwood, early thls morning. He had experienced indifferent health for the past 12 month's, but news of his death will come as a great shock to his many friends.

The late Mr. Maddrell was born at Braidwood and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Maddrell, pioneers of the district, and had been engaged in pastoral pursuits for many
years. Enlisting as a second lieutenant in 1914, he saw active service with the 7th Light Horse Regiment, returning to Australia in 1919. He held a commission as captain in the regiment for some time after the war.

He was a prominent and popular figure at Braidwood, where he identified himself with almost every movement for the welfare of the town and district. He was a member of the P. and A. Association and displayed a keen interest in the society's activitities.

Besides a widow and an eighteen-months-old son, Henry, he is survived by one brother, Mr. Garnet C. Maddrell, of Braidwood, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnett, Mrs. Robertson, and Miss Ruby Maddrell, all of Sydney.

The funeral will leave his late residence to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.'