Albert Bernard CAVELL

CAVELL, Albert Bernard

Service Number: 508
Enlisted: 28 October 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Poplar, London, England, United Kingdom, 1881
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 January 1917
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais
Plot 1, Row L, Grave 29
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 508, Mining Corps, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, 508, Mining Corps, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Sydney on 20th February 1916 disembarking Marseilles, France 5th May 1916, then entrained for Hazebrouck detraining on 8th May 1916.
29 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
1 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 508, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 508 awm_unit: 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company awm_rank: Sapper awm_died_date: 1917-01-01

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas James and Matilda Cavell of Mitcham, Surrey, England. Thomas came to Australia and resided in Brisbane but his mother remained in England. His brother Herbert Thomas Cavell resided at Broken Hill, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal