- Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Wilfred Arthur (Arthur) Cawley

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:10th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial, Zonnebeke
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1897 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/176, the
son of Thomas & Mary Jane Cawley (nee Chapman). 

1901 Census - 51 Perseverence Street, Sale Moor.    Son (Recorded as
Wilfred A. Cawley) - aged: 4 - born: Sale.    Head of household - Thomas
Cawley - Married - aged: 33 - occ: Plasterer - born: Sale.   Also - Mary J.
Cawley - Wife - aged: 33 - born: Sale.   Plus 4 siblings and a paternal

1911 Census - 51 Perseverence Street, Sale Moor.    Son (Recorded as
Wilfred Arthur Cawley) - aged: 14 - occ: Unemployed - born: Sale.    Head
of household - Thomas Cawley - Married - aged: 43 - occ: Plasterer - born:
Sale.   Also - Mary Jane Cawley - Wife - aged: 43 - born: Sale.   Plus 7

WO363 - Attested as Arthur Cawley into the 15th (Bantam) Battalion,
Cheshire Regiment at Sale on the 19th April 1915 and allocated the number
23088.   His address was given as 51 Perseverence Street, Sale Moor (now
known as Conway Road), he was employed as a Labourer.   He was then aged 19
years, 17 days.    He was 5 feet 2 3/4 inches in height, had an expanded
chest measurement of 33 inches with a 2 inch range and weighed 109 lb    He
gave his father - Thomas Cawley as his next of kin.   Joined the Cheshires
at Bebbington the following day.   

He was found to be Absent Without Leave on the 6th July 1915 until
apprehended by the Civil Police on the 9th.  He was given 14 days C.B.
(Confined to Barracks).  On the 13th July 1915, he was charged with being
Absent From Defaulter's Parades at 13.30 hrs and again at 17.30 hrs.  Given
2 days C.B.   On the 15th August 1915, he was charged with Refusing to
Comply with an Order and given another 2 days C.B.   The following day -
the 16th, he was charged with being Late on Parade and given 2 more days
C.B.   On the 5th November 1915, he was charged with Insubordination and
given 7 days C.B.  For each of these offences he also had 4 days pay

Transferred into the 17th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on the 13th October
1916. c   Joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 1st March
1917 and into the 35th I.B.D. (Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples.  

Joined his unit in the field on the 17th March 1917.   Transferred into the
191st Labour Company on the 9th May 1917.    Suffering from Influenza, he
was admitted into the 19th Field Ambulance on the 3rd July 1917., then to
the 113rd F.A. and finally to the 107th F.A. all on the same day. 
Suffering from Mild Erythema to his face, he was admitted into the 54th
General Hospital at Wimereux on the 27th July 1917.

Transferred into the 10th Battalion, West Riding Regiment on the 26th
August 1917 and allocated a new service number - 25847.   Joined the
Battalion in the field on the 5th October 1917 and was killed on the 18th
October 1917, having served for just 2 years 185 days.

On the 29th June 1919, his mother made a statement detailing their family
which was countersigned by Father Michael O' Reilly, the Priest at St.
Joseph's R.C.   Thomas (father) aged: 53.  Mary Jane (mother) aged: 50. 
Thomas Jnr (brother) living at 43 Egerton Street, Sale.   The other
brothers all residing at 51 Perseverence Street were - John E. (26),
Bernard (24),  Alan (12).  His sisters, again all residing at No. 51 were -
Mary H. (28), Annie (19),  Florence (17),  Eveline (15),  Ida (13).

At he time of his death, Wilfred was taking part in the 1st Battle of
Battle of Passchendaele that commenced on the 12th October 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Joseph's R.C. (Sale)
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