Lt TL Cadell, AIF

Lieutenant Thomas Leonard CADELL

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Lieutenant Thomas Leonard

D Company, 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

Born 7th December 1896, at Goulburn, NSW
[Birth certificate: 1897 03243 NSW]

Educated: Newcastle High School NSW; Royal Military College Duntroon

Single; Student, Royal Military College, Duntroon. Of London Bank of Australia; Newcastle NSW

Next of Kin listed as: Father; John Alexander Cadell. Mother; Mary G.E. Cadell, of London Bank of Australia, Newcastle NSW

Photos of Lieutenant Cadell are known to exist in the following locations:
Sydney Town & Country Journal 30 Sep 1914 p27 & 12 May 1915 p26. Sydney Mail 12 May 1915 p13. Sydney Morning Herald 1 Jul 1915 p5

Died of wounds
22nd June 1915
at Sea
Aged 18

3rd Battalion, A.I.F.

No Known Grave

(Buried at Sea)


Previously Lieutenant, Senior Cadets. Promoted 2nd Lieutenant in AIF 3 Sept 1914, Lieutenant 1 Feb 1915.

Only son of the manager of the London Bank of Australia, Newcastle NSW.

Casualty list Sydney Town & Country Journal 12 May 1915 p15: 'Seriously wounded.'

Wounded on MacLaurin's Hill, 26th April : 'The Turkish fire was most deadly in this part of the line. One after another, officers who had done great work through the first day and night were lost, either then or shortly afterwards ; ...Cadell, Brodziak, Carter, Butler, Goldring, Macfarlane, McDonald, Beeken of the 3rd, Macdonald of the 11th, were wounded and put out of action.' (Bean V1 p433-6, 483 quoted).

Fatally wounded during the great Turkish assault of 18th/19th May:

'After things had settled down the Battalion moved over to Johnston's Jolly, and stopped the full brunt of the Turkish attack on its post on May 19, where it had the misfortune to lose Lieut. Street and Lieut. L. Cadell. Lieut. Goldring was shot in the throat, but fortunately survived it.' (Moore, Lt. Col. D.T. 'Heavy Losses: 3rd Battalion's Baptism.' Reveille Vol.4 No.7; 31 Mar 1931 p48).

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