Reginald John CASHMAN

CASHMAN, Reginald John

Service Numbers: 66187, N303855
Enlisted: 25 February 1918, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 23 November 1899
Home Town: Hornsby, Hornsby Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Sydney, New South Wales, 29 July 1960, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 66187, Sydney, New South Wales
5 Oct 1918: Embarked Private, SN 66187, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW), SS Zealandic, Melbourne
5 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, SN 66187, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW)
15 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 66187, 57th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

15 Mar 1942: Enlisted Private, SN N303855, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Gordon, New South Wales
15 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN N303855
12 Sep 1945: Discharged Sergeant, SN N303855, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)

The Armistice

From My Recollections by Eve Cashman (sister-in-law to Reg)..

We were all so happy when the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 that we grabbed tins and lids and headed up to Hornsby where everyone joined in long trails banging drums and singing and having a wonderful time.

Reg, who married Dulcie on 5 July 1924, was in a troopship setting off for the war front when Armistice was declared. Despite the war being over Reg and his fellow soldiers were allowed to proceed to England and visit the country. Dulce who was fond of playing and singing 'My Hero' on the piano was pleased when Reg finally returned.

Story submitted by Mark Tucker (Grandson to Reg and Dulcie)

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