David Duncan CADE DSO

CADE, David Duncan

Service Numbers: Officer, V1772
Enlisted: 22 March 1915
Last Rank: Colonel
Last Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps WW1
Born: Boorandarra, Victoria, Australia, 20 February 1875
Home Town: Murtoa, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Church of England Grammar School Melbourne & Melbourne University
Occupation: Medical Practitioner / Surgeon
Died: Illness, North Balwyn, Victoria, 27 July 1954, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Yan Yean Public Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

22 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer
17 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Hospital Transport Corps
17 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
25 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
25 Sep 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Kanowna
18 Apr 1918: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Order Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 Date: 18 April 1918

World War 2 Service

14 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Colonel, SN V1772
17 Sep 1940: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Colonel, SN V1772, Australian Army Medical Corps WW1, 8 Australian General Hospital

Boer War Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant, SN Officer, Australian Army Medical Corps WW1

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

D. D. CADE joined A.A.M.C. on 22nd March 1915 and embarked as Captain attached to Hospital Ship " Kanowna " on 17th July 1915. He
arrived at Anzac at beginning of November, and was appointed R.M.O. to 1st Battalion. After leaving Anzac at Evacuation in December he returned to Egypt, was promoted to Major on 25th February 1916 and transferred to 13th Field Ambulance. He arrived in France in June, 1916 and took part in the actions at Fleurbaix,
Pozieres, Mouquet Farm and Flers in 1916, and Bullecourt and Messines in 1917. He was Mentioned in Despatches of 7th November 1917 in "London Gazette" of 28/12/17, and on 17th December was transferred to 3rd Field Ambulance in command, with temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. On 1st January 1918 he was awarded
D.S.O., and on 2nd May 1918 he was confirmed in his promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel. He took part in the operations of 1st Division in France, in 1918 up till Armistice. He returned to Australia in March and his appointment was terminated on 11th May 1919.


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

David Duncan CADE was born in Boorandarra, Victoria on 20th February, 1875

His parents were Joseph Wright CADE & Harriet DUNCAN

He married Ellen EDWARDS in Bendigo in 1908

David served in the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2

He died in North Balwyn, Victoria on 27th July, 1954 & is buried in the Yan Yean Cemetery