John Francis Cade

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Cade
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, February 26, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Harriet Cade (nee Hilton)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Cade
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, October 8, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
Field Artillery Brigade 7
Company: 
107 Howitzer Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 8, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

John Cade (Service No 19051) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.

In 1915 John married Ivy Levy at Nygamee, N.S.W.

When John enlisted when he was 25 years old.  At this time John was married and employed as a telegraphist, and living at the Sydney suburb of Marrickville.

John embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire 0n 11th May 1916 with 28th Battery, 7th Field Artillery.  John & Ivy had a son born in 1916.

John arrived in France on 29th December 1916 and served on the Western Front until 30th May 1917, when he was admitted to hospital with burns.  He returned to his unit on 5th July 1917 and on 6th July he was promoted to Corporal.

On 8th July John was with 107th Howitzer Battery in the Messines sector at Flanders, Belgium, when he was killed in action.  There are no details about what happened but a letter on file from his wife mentions gassing.

John is buried in Khandahar Farm Cemetery, Nueve-Eglise Belgium, Plot I, Row D, Grave 30 .

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CADE J F

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