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Cartwright, Frank (1894–1919)

Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

FRANK CARTWRIGHT was born on 12th April, 1894, at Carlton Ashes, near Grantham, England, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cartwright, of Grantham. He was educated at the Sedgeworth Grammar School, Grantham.

Frank Cartwright came out to Australia and entered the service of the Bank at Gympie, Queensland, on 19th September, 1911. He was transferred to Roma as ledger-keeper on 9th August, 1914.

Before the war began he had joined the Darling Downs Light Horse Regiment, and held the rank of regimental quartermaster sergeant. Enlisting on 25th August, 1914, Frank Cartwright was appointed squadron quartermaster sergeant in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F., and left Australia for Egypt with the 1 st Division. He died of pneumonia in the hospital at Heliopolis, near Cairo, on 18th April, 1915.

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'Cartwright, Frank (1894–1919)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cartwright-frank-23463/text32523, accessed 27 February 2020.

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Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour