James Pascoe Caddy

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First name: James

Middle name: Pascoe

Last name: Caddy

Personal information:

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

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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