Richard Carlyle CAVANAGH

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CAVANAGH, Richard Carlyle

Service Number: SX15374
Enlisted: 8 December 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Born: St Peters, SA, 13 November 1921
Home Town: Tusmore, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, At sea (off Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 14 May 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

8 Dec 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX15374, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
8 Dec 1941: Involvement Private, SN SX15374
8 Dec 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
8 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX15374, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
8 Dec 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX15374, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX15374, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frank Carlyle Cavanagh and Catherine Cavanagh, of Tusmore, South Australia.

MISSING ON TORPEDOED HOSPITAL SHIP.
Dvr. R. C. Cavanagh, A.I.F., Army Medical Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Cavanagh, Brandreth Street, Tusmore, who is listed among the missing, believed drowned, as a result of  the enemy action in which the hospital ship Centaur was lost. He was an ex-student of Christian Brothers' College, Rostrevor, and a splendid type of young man, whose loss is  deeply mourned by all who knew him. To his bereaved parents condolence is here respectfully tendered.

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