9th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 6237.

Killed in Action, 10 August 1918, Corbie, France.

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1888 at Kircudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Father: Hugh CAVEN.

Mother: Margaret GEDDES.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: ?

Occupation: Farm Hand.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 1 April 1916 at Mackay, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Homebush, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

7 September 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

20th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A46 "Clan McGillivray".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on

10 August 1918 while serving with 9th  Battalion near Corbie, France at the age of 30 years.

Burial place: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France, Portion IV, Row G, Grave No 20.

Next of Kin:  Father, H. Caven, Homebush via Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.


Commemorative Details


Panel 55,  Australian War Memorial;

Eton War Memorial;

Homebush State School Honour Board;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

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