CEF Soldier Detail

Private John Cawley
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
925113
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
5th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Sligo
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Joseph Cawley (brother), c/o Mrs. Murdock, South Sharp Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Address at Enlistment:
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1882
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
December 28, 1915
Age at enlistment:
33
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
38 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Attack on Vimy Ridge
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
Nine Elms Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
IV. A. 12.
Commemorated:
Ceylon Saskatchewan War Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1589-1
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

See his memorial page on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

"The farmer who went to war" in the Ottawa Citizen, published Nov. 12, 2012. 

Ceylon War Memorial where his surname is given as Cauley.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 5th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 152nd Battalion