James George Cady

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Cady
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, August 29, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Isabella Cady nee Woods
Father's Name: 
George Cady
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
37th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 6, 1983
Place of Death: 
Gerringong, N.S.W.
Details: 

James Cady (Service No 2548) was born in London and arrived in Australia with his family in 1913.

At enlistment James was single, 22 years old, and worked as a farmer at Jamberoo, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla with 5th Reinforcements, 37th Battalion, on 9th November 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 9th January 1917 and James joined 37th Battalion in France on 25th April 1917.

He saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action at Passchendaele on 12th October 1917 and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his arm and right eye.

While in England, on 9th March 1918, he married Beatrice Wood in London.

James returned to his unit in France on 21st July 1918.  He was wounded a second time on 10th August 1918 during a gas attack.  He was treated in France and back with his unit on 6th September.  James was gassed again on 30th September 1918.

On 2nd December 1918 he was transferred to 38th battalion.

He returned to Australia in August 1919 with Beatrice and was discharged on 9th November 1919.

The family settled in Jamberoo, N.S.W. and James and Beatrice raised 3 children.

On 5th May 1942 James enlisted for service in World War 2 and served with C Company, 13th Battalion VDC until 15th September 1945 when he was discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

James Cady in 1983 and is buried in Gerringong Cemetery.

His brother Joseph (Service No 5060) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CADY J G

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