Washington H Cato

#276, b. 1884

Individual's Timeline

Birth1884Washington H Cato
Marriage1912Washington H Cato1

Primary events

  • Birth: Washington H Cato was born in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, but according to his application for the British War Medal and the Mercatile marine Medal he was born in Hong Kong.

    Name - CATO, WASHINGTON HENRY : Place of Birth - HONG KONG : Born - 1884 : Address - SYDNEY NSW : Application for - BRITISH WAR MEDAL AND MERCANTILE MARINE WAR MEDAL : Date of Application - 12 AUGUST 1921
    Series number
    A11789      Control symbol
    131      Contents date range
    1921 - 1921.
  • Marriage: He married Julia A Dunn in 1912 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, when they were 28 years ~&~ 22 years old.1
Brushes with the LAW

In 1927 Washington, the Chief Steward aboard the steamer Arafura, was charged with smuggling £50 worth of goods into Australia. The goods were 8 shawls and a length of embryoid net. Washing claimed he was doing it for a passenger, who owned the goods. He was fined £20 with £2/3/6 costs.

Locus Operandi

Family of Washington H Cato and Julia A Dunn


  1. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory