Hilmer Dennis Cato

#550, b. 12 February 1914, d. 21 March 1997

Captain H D CATO

Individual's Timeline

Birth12 February 1914Hilmer Dennis Cato1,2
Death of Father16 May 1958Clarence Melmer Cato
Death21 March 1997Hilmer Dennis Cato3

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Religion: Hilmer was of the Methdosit faith.
  • Occupation: Hilmer was specificially listed as having no occupation in the voting register.4

Commemoration

His death was commemorated by an obituary in the an unknown place newspapers on 21 March 1997
Name: CATO, Hilmer Dennis
Location of Event: late of Parramatta,
Date: 21 MAR 1997
Subtype of Record: death notice
Age: 83
Newspaper: Sydney Morning Herald
Notes: pub. 26 MAR 1997.5

Military Career

Records show that Hilmer Dennis Cato served in the armed forces. He was a Captain in the Australian Army in WW2. His papers are available for download on the web

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NAAMedia/ShowImage.asp?B=6379747&T=PDF

He served prior to the War, before he married, 1934-1936. He was not an officer and 3 of these years were in Darwin.

In 1936 he was discharged and reenlisted on the same day.2

Voter Enrolements

  • In 1936 Hilmer Dennis Cato was enrolled to vote at the same address in Franklin, Hobart as Clarence Melmer Cato.4

Family of Hilmer Dennis Cato and Mary Joycelyn Herrod

Citations

  1. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: Hilmer Dennis
    Event: B
    Father/Spouse Surname: Clarence Melmer CATO
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: Ada Isabella CATO nee OLeary
    Date: 1914-02-12
    Sex: M
    Place: George Street NORTH HOBART
    Registration Year: 1914
    Registration Number: 426.
  2. Aust War Memorial nominal, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/doc/contacts.asp, Name CATO, HILMER DENNIS
    Service Australian Army
    Service Number TX6136
    Date of Birth 12 Feb 1914
    Place of Birth HOBART, TAS
    Date of Enlistment 7 Jul 1942
    Locality on Enlistment LINDFIELD, NSW
    Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
    Next of Kin CATO, MARY
    Date of Discharge 17 May 1946
    Rank Captain
    Posting at Discharge 42 AUSTRALIAN LANDING CRAFT COMPANY
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry None
    Prisoner of War No.
  3. Unknown subject index, by unknown photographer.
  4. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "voter lists victoria."
  5. Ryerson, Ryerson Index, Name: CATO, Hilmer Dennis
    Location of Event: late of Parramatta,
    Date: 21 MAR 1997
    Subtype of Record: death notice
    Age: 83
    Newspaper: Sydney Morning Herald
    Notes: pub. 26 MAR 1997.