Private Edward Sydney Cawe

Service number 2342
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Surry Hills
Death Date 1916-07-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward Sydney Cawe (2342, 20th Battalion), from Unanderra, NSW, had been a railway porter. He was killed in action at Pozières, France, on 26 July 1916, one year to the day after his enlistment. Edward's grave could not be found after the war, so he is commemorated on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Edward's aunt and uncle (his adoptive parents) later wrote that he was 16 years old at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 26 July 1915
Date of embarkation 06 September 1915
Date of death 26 July 1916
Date of fate 26 July 1916