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Frank Cartwright (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, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cartwright-frank-23463/text32523, accessed 25 February 2024.

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Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

Frank Cartwright, c 1914 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

12 April, 1894
Carlton Ashes, Lincolnshire, England

Death

18 April, 1919 (aged 25)
Heliopolis, Egypt

Cause of Death

pneumonia

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