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950256
  • Title
    Typescript letter signed from William Riddell Birdwood, Westminster, London, congratulating James Pascoe Caddy on his award of the Military Cross, 12 June 1919
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 3174
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    12 June 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    950256
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Caddy, mining engineer of Beecroft, NSW served for 2 years in the St George's Rifles, Citizen Military Forces before embarking from Sydney on board HMAT A54 Runic, 9 Aug. 1915. Caddy served with the 17th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement in Gallipoli Oct.-Dec. 1915 and transferred to 15th Field Company Engineers Nov. 1915. He served in France June 1916-Dec. 1918, and was promoted to Captain 6 May 1917 and Major 9 Dec. 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry under fire at Bellicourt during the storming of the Hindenburg Line 29 Sept. 1918. He returned to Australia 10 July 1919
  • Source
    Presented by Miss W. Radford, 3 October 1979
  • Finding Aids
  • Description source

    Compiled from the Manuscripts MLDOCs (7-1140C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:a5382001
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