Reginald Naylor Cadden

First Name: 
Reginald
Middle Name: 
Naylor/ Meyler
Last Name: 
Cadden
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, May 1, 1872
Mother's Name: 
Emily Caden (nee Naylor)
Father's Name: 
Hugh Cadden
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, January 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Lieutenant
Rank at Discharge: 
Captain
Unit: 
10th Light Horse
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, September 16, 1923
Place of Death: 
Randwick, N.S.W.
Details: 

Reginald Cadden was born in Kiama. N.S.W. and had served 2 years and 5 months in the South African conflict.  Reginald remained in the CMF and gained a commission.  In 1908 he married Charlotte Robson.

When Reginald enlisted in the AIF he was 42 years old, married, and worked as a merchant.

Reginal embarked from Fremantle, W.A. on board HMAT A50 Itonus with 3rd Reinforcements, 10th Light Horse on 19th February 1915.  Arriving in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli in May 1915. 

On 14th June 1915, while leading an attack, he was wounded with a shrapnel wound to his left leg which resulted in his being evacuated to Malta, Egypt and England for treatment.  In October 1915 he was returned to Australia, medically unfit, due to his wounds. 

Reginald recovered enough to go back to Egypt and arrived there on 1st June 1916.   He took up duty as the Adjutant of 3rd Training Brigade on 20th September 1916.  On 15th August 1917 he was promoted to Captain, and near the end of the war returned to 10th Light Horse.  Reginald contracted influenza and was admitted to hospital in Egypt on 6th November 1918.

He returned to Australia in February 1919 and was discharged on 25th January 1921.

Reginald died at Randwick in 1923.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CADDEN R N

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