Peter Wilkinson CAVANAGH

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CAVANAGH, Peter Wilkinson

Service Numbers: 5403, 117541, V91662, V371881, V71881
Enlisted: 6 October 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 17th (NSW) Battalion VDC
Born: Esmond, Victoria, Australia, 19 March 1900
Home Town: Yarrawonga, Moira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Cerebral Malaria , Tully, Queensland, Australia, 4 December 1943, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Tully Cemetery, Queensland, Australia
C. of E. Plot. Sc. 2. Sb Sc. 2. Row D Grave 38
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yarrawonga War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 Oct 1915: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 5403
6 Oct 1915: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 5403
18 Mar 1925: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 5403
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN 117541
8 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V91662
8 Jan 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V91662
23 May 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN V371881, 17th (NSW) Battalion VDC
23 May 1942: Involvement SN V71881
23 May 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN V371881, 17th (NSW) Battalion VDC
23 May 1942: Enlisted SN V71881
17 Aug 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN V371881, 17th (NSW) Battalion VDC
20 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 117541
20 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 117541
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V91662
Date unknown: Discharged SN V71881
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 117541

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Corporal Peter Wilkinson Cavanagh 117541 of Number 1 Repair Installation Maintenance Unit (1 RIMU), Croydon, NSW died of illness (Cerebral Malaria) in Tully, QLD

Son of John and Sarah Louise Cavanagh

Husband of Grace Caroline Cavanagh of Yarrawonga, Victoria