Preston Athol Cato

#581, b. 30 October 1925, d. 24 September 1998

Individual's Timeline

Birth30 October 1925Preston Athol Cato
Death of Mother17 May 1926Janet Boddington 'Jean' Phillips1
Death of Father10 October 1959Joseph Preston Cato
Death24 September 1998Preston Athol Cato2

Primary events

Military Career

Records show that Preston Athol Cato served in the armed forces. Preston served in the Australian Navy.5,6

Children of Preston Athol Cato and Bonnie ?

  • Penny Cato
  • Paula Cato
  • Ian Preston Cato
  • Leigh Cato


  1. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: Janet Bodington
    Event: D
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Date: 1926-05-17
    Sex: F
    Place: Summerhill Road HOBART
    Registration Year: 1926
    Registration Number: 1503.
  2. Conclusion of, Shirley, Assumed from confirmed Burial date.
  3. Website Tasmania, Australia, Index to birth Notices in The Mercury, 1854-1930 (unknown url) "Cato Preston Athol
    Birth Day:      31 Oct 1925
    Gender:      Male
    Father's Name:      P
    Publication Date:      3 Nov 1925."
  4. Tas cemeteries database, online, CATO      Preston Athol      72      Cremation      28-Sep-1998      LINDISFARNE.
  5. Aust War Memorial nominal, online, Service Record
    Service Record RAN
    Service      Royal Australian Navy
    Service Number      H2346
    Date of Birth      30 Oct 1925
    Place of Birth      HOBART
    Date of Enlistment      2 Nov 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      CRADOC, TAS
    Home Port/Port Division      HOBART, TAS
    Next of Kin      CATO, JOSEPH
    Date of Discharge      17 Sep 1946
    Rank      Sick Berth Attendant
    Posting at Discharge      HMAS Huon
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No

    Also dowloaded a copy of his service record.
  6. Various various, by unknown photographer, Attestation form for enlisting in the Naval reserve.