Cato Russell Haughton DEARLOVE

DEARLOVE, Cato Russell Haughton

Service Number: 2323
Enlisted: 22 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Black Springs, South Australia, 10 July 1888
Home Town: Cockburn, South Australia
Schooling: State School & University
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds, France, 29 September 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
PIII B 3A, St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2323, Adelaide, South Australia
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2323, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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14 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2323, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Itria, Adelaide
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2323, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Polygon Wood, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2323 awm_unit: 5 Pioneer Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-09-29

AUFC & AUCC - Anzac Day 2015

Extract from the Adelaide University Football Club and Adelaide University Cricket Club document honouring "The Fallen" Anzac Day 2015.

Cato played with the Adelaide University Cricket Club in season 1911/1912. At that time he was a teacher at Unley High School and studying for an arts degree. After completing his study he became Principal of Cockburn School near Broken Hill.

Cato enlisted on 22nd January 1916 and after spending time at a training depot where he qualified as a bomb throwing instructor he joined the 5th Pioneer Battalion in France on 8th May 1917. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Polygon Wood on 26th September 1917. After having both legs amputated he finally succumbed to his wounds on 29th September 1917.

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Private Cato Dearlove, who died of wounds on September 29 in France, was born at Black Springs 29 years ago. He received his earlier education in the country, under the tuition of his father who was a State, school teacher.  Later he came  to the city and entered the Education Department, for some time teaching at the at the Mitcham and Unley public schools.  He then entered the University, going out as head teacher to the Cockburn school.  He was an athlete, taking an interest in cricket, football and tennis, and was captain of the Cockburn Rifle Club, holding the club's championship for three years and gaining his marksman's certificate. He enlisted in December 1913, and went through the N.C.O's school, qualifying as a sergeant. He sailed from Australia, in August, 1916. He spent several months on the instructional staff on Salisbury Plain, but forfeited his stripes to go to France, where he joined his original battalion, and where, after about five months' active service, he received the wounds that proved fatal. His untimely death was widely regretted by a large number of friends." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 27 Oct 1917 (