Louis Fawkner Cato
#312, b. 30 November 1884, d. before 1967
- Father: William Francis Cato b. 26 May 1854, d. 2 Sep 1933
- Mother: Isabella Elizabeth Lucas b. 18 Sep 1857, d. 1935
- Relationship: 3rd cousin 3 times removed of My granddaughter Madison :-D
- Birth: Louis Fawkner Cato was born on 30 November 1884 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.1
- Death: Louis died before 1967, This is a guess, as his WW1 record states his MM was returned on 16th June 1967.
- Occupation: Louis was an ironmonger's assistant.2
- Description: At the age of 30 years, 8 months and 4 days Louis Fawkner Cato was described as 5 ft 10.75 inches; 11 st 7 lbs; Chest measurement 35/37 inches; of a fresh complexion; blue eyes and dark hair, with a vaccination mark on his left arm, a mole on his right shoulder and a scar on his right calf.2
- Milit-mv1: Between 13 October 1915 and 16 November 1915 Louis Fawkner Cato was posted as a private, to in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, where he joined 21st Depot Battalion.3
- Milit-mv1: Between 16 November 1915 and 2 December 1915 Louis Fawkner Cato was posted as a Private, to in Broadmeadows Army Camp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where he joined 13th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion.2
- Milit-mv1: 17 February 1916 Louis Fawkner Cato was posted as a Private, to in Serop??????, Egypt, where he joined 90 (something) 8th Battalion.4
- Milit-mv1: March 1916 Louis Fawkner Cato was posted as a private, to in Alexandria, Egypt, where he joined ?MT BEF (hard to read).4
- Milit-Woun: Louis was wounded on 29 July 1916 in France, 'in action', whilst with the 8th Battalion. He appears to have been looked after by 2nd Field Ambulance and was trnasferred to CCS?4
- Milit-mv3: On 13 August 1916 he was transferred to in 6th Convalescent Camp, Etaples, France,still suffering from shell shock.4
- Milit-mv2: Between 8 October 1916 and 11 October 1916 Louis was returned to in France, where he joined 58th Battlion AIF from 1st Australian Division Base depot.5
- Milit-pro: 16 January 1917,whilst stationed at France, Louis Fawkner Cato was promoted to Lance Corporal.5
- Milit-pro: 4 March 1917,whilst stationed at France, Louis Fawkner Cato was promoted to Corporal.5
- Milit-Woun: Louis was wounded on 25 March 1917 in France, 'in the field.5'
- milit-trnp: On 31 March 1917 Louis was put on in an Ambulance Train, Rouen, Normandy, France, for transfer to Harve, France.4
- Milit-mv3: On 22 August 1917 he was transferred to in #2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, Dorset, England,still suffering from gun shot wound right leg.5
- Milit-mv3: On 16 September 1917 he was transferred to in #4 Convalenscent Depot, Codford, Wiltshire, England.4
- Milit-mv1: Between 16 October 1917 and 28 October 1917 Louis Fawkner Cato was posted as Corporal, to in France where he joined his old (58th) battalian. He spent some time with the Overseas Training Brigade, possibly in Southhampton or the Downs.5
- Milit-pro: 24 August 1918 Louis Fawkner Cato was promoted to Lance/Sgt.5
- Anecdote: A Hannah Grace WALLACE sent a letter to the Australian Army seeking the address of Louis.2
- Residence: In 27 August 1919 Louis Fawkner lived in 6 Currajong Road, Auburn, Victoria, Australia.6
- Note: Must have been on active service in WW2 as well, because his WW1 dossier shows that his 1939/45 War Medal was returned at the same time as his MM.
L.F. Cato is listed on WW2 nominal roll as
Name CATO, L F
Service Australian Army
Service Number T106A
Date of Birth Unknown
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Enlistment Unknown
Locality on Enlistment NARRABEEN, NSW
Place of Enlistment Unknown
Next of Kin Unknown
Date of Discharge 1 Dec 1942
Posting at Discharge 12/50 Battalion
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No.5
- Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
Given Names: LOUIS FAWKNER
Father/Spouse Surname: WILLIAM FRANCIS
Mother/Spouse Given Names: LUCAS ISABELLA ELIZABETH
Registration Place: LAUNCESTON
Registration Number: 20A/1885
Reference: RGD 33.
- "Millitary dossiers."
- "Millitary dossiers", Statement of Serrvice document.
- "Millitary dossiers", Casualty form on active service.
- "Millitary dossiers", War Gratuity Schedule.
- "Millitary dossiers", Attestation paper.
- Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
- Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, online http://www.awm.gov.au
- "Millitary dossiers", Military Medal Recommendation.
- "Millitary dossiers", Medical report on an Invalid.
- "Millitary dossiers", Medal Distribution receipt.