Harold James CATTLE DCM

CATTLE, Harold James

Service Number: 1527
Enlisted: 2 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, 16 November 1888
Home Town: Dulwich, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Bank Manager
Died: Natural causes, Brighton, South Australia, 7 August 1965, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
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Memorials: Adelaide Savings Bank of South Australia Honour Roll WW1, Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board, Rose Park Gartrell Memorial Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1527, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1527, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1527, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
1 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ
5 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ
6 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ
13 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ

DCM

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal

'By his untiring energy and splendid devotion to duty this NCO has at all times set a fine example to those beneath him. During Gaza operations 19th April he displayed gallantry and coolness and resource in materially assisting with the work of the Bde staff which owing to casualties was very short handed. During the following strenuous period he continued with the same energy and zeal and the work done by this NCO in assisting in the compilation of the Bde records in invaluable.'

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Biography

Son of Jane CATTLE

Died of Coronary Thrombosis

Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Lt HJ Cattle was presented with his Distinguished Service Medal by General Birdwood (UK) on 6 March 1920.