John James CADAN


CADAN, John James

Service Number: NX2915
Enlisted: 23 October 1939
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Divisional Supply Column (AASC)
Born: Jamestown, SA, 14 February 1918
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Sisters of St Joseph School Clare, Rostrevor College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Greece, 20 April 1941, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Plot 2, Row B, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare and District WW2 Roll of Honour, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques
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World War 2 Service

23 Oct 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN NX2915, 6th Divisional Supply Column (AASC)
23 Oct 1939: Enlisted Paddington, NSW
23 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN NX2915

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Patrick Joseph and Florence Margaret Cadan, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Sincere regret was expressed by many residents of Clare on Wednesday, when it was learned that John James ('Digger') Cadan, had died of wounds received on active service  abroad. He was the only son of Mr. Patrick J. and Mrs. Florence M. Cadan, of Tatler's Hotel, Sydney. His three sisters are named Chreena, Betty and Gwen.
John was born at Jamestown in 1918, and had reached the age of only 23 years, and was the third of a family of four children. Mr. and Mrs. Cadan formerly owned the Clare  Hotel, in Main Street, and their children grew from childhood to manhood and woman hood during the time they lived here. John received his early education at the Sisters of St.  Joseph's School, Clare, and later entered Christian Brothers College, at Rostrevor, Magill.
On Wednesday afternoon the Mayor of Clare (Mr. C. Pink) on behalf of Councillors of the Corporation and townspeople generally, despatched a telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Cadan,  expressing the deepest sympathy with them in their sad loss.