Edwin Thomas Cato

#459, b. 16 August 1890, d. 1966

Individual's Timeline

Birth16 August 1890Edwin Thomas Cato1,2
Marriage1921Edwin Thomas Cato
Death of Father4 June 1935Frederick John Cato
Death of Mother20 August 1948Frances (Fanny) Bethune
Marriage1958Edwin Thomas Cato
Death8 August 1958Marjorie Henderson3
Death1966Edwin Thomas Cato4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Note: Papers in the Australian Archives - [Australian Imperial Force Headquarters (London) Administrative Registry - Medical personnel administration files]. Captain E T Cato [Individual file]
    Series number
    AWM12      Control symbol
    5039/3/8.
  • Residence: Edwin Thomas lived in Kawaran, Tooronga Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.5
  • Occupation: Edwin was a GP in 1917 and a surgeon by 1931.6
  • Religion: Edwin was of the Methodist faith.5
His life was recorded thus ~~ Australasian Biographical Archive Fiche: 49,242-243
Name: Cato, Edwin Thomas
Dates: -
mentioned: 1917
Occupations: physician; painter
Groups: General Practitioners, Painters, Draughtsmen, Graphic
Artists
Country: Australia
Archive: Australasian Biographical Archive
Fiche: 49,242-243

Title of Source: Knox: Medical [= Short title]
Medical directory for Australia / Knox, Errol G.. -
Sydney. - 1935.7

Military Career

Records show that Edwin Thomas Cato served in the armed forces. Was appointed a captain in the Australina Army, and was awarded the awarded the Military Cross. The citation reads - In the operations in Hargincourt 18th to 21st September 1918 he showed untiring energy and devotion to duty in his care of the wounded, particularly on 21st September, when in order to give early attention he established his aid post in an open trench which was under shell fire and moved about the area continually, dressing wounded in shell holes and open country. By his disregard for personal safety and his cheerful confidence he set a splendid example to all.8

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: worth having a look in the voting registeres to see if Edwin and Marjorery were living together prior to the marriage..

Children of Edwin Thomas Cato and Marjorie Henderson

Family of Edwin Thomas Cato and Marjorie Hope Vasey

Citations

  1. Aust War Memorial nominal, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/doc/contacts.asp
  2. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1890/24878.
  3. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1958/9455.
  4. Ann Ringer, Look up of Vic deaths.
  5. Various various, by unknown photographer, Army enlistment and service records.
  6. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online http://search.ancestry.com.au
  7. Unknown agency, British Biographical Archive, Australasian Biographical Archive Fiche: 49,242-243
    Name: Cato, Edwin Thomas
    Dates: -
    mentioned: 1917
    Occupations: physician; painter
    Groups: General Practitioners, Painters, Draughtsmen, Graphic
    Artists
    Country: Australia
    Archive: Australasian Biographical Archive
    Fiche: 49,242-243

    Title of Source: Knox: Medical [= Short title]
    Medical directory for Australia / Knox, Errol G.. -
    Sydney. - 1935


    Title of Source: McCulloch [= Short title]
    Encyclopedia of Australian art / McCulloch, Alan. -
    London; Melbourne; Sydney. - 1958.
  8. Various various, by unknown photographer, Service Record
    Name      CATO, EDWIN THOMAS
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      Unknown
    Date of Birth      16 Aug 1890
    Place of Birth      Unknown
    Date of Enlistment      Unknown
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      Unknown
    Next of Kin      CATO, HUGH
    Date of Discharge      Unknown
    Rank      Squadron Leader
    Posting at Discharge      Air Force Headquarters
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Cato      Hugh O      Henderson      Kensington      1a     148.
  10. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 15911/1944 CATO RICHARD LYTTON EDWIN MARJORIE.