Morton Cakebread

CAKEBREAD-MA-PhotoName    Morton Cakebread

Number    Trooper 311

Battalion    8th Light Horse

Place of Birth   Coburg 

Next of Kin   His mother. Mrs. A Cakebread 1 Gordon St Elsternwick

Date and place of enlistment   Broadmeadows 10/2/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 19 years 9 months. 5’6”, 9 stone 8 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Boundary rider

Date and place of death

He was killed on 7/8/1915 at the attack on the Nek, Gallipoli

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a boundary rider who worked in the area

Military History

  • He attended Elsternwick State School
  • 10/2/15 He enlisted in Broadmeadows
  • 25/2/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Star of Victoria
  • 16/5/1915 He embarked for Gallipoli from Alexandria
  • 7/8/15 He is killed in the action at The Nek
  • His medals were given to his mother in 1920s
  • His effects consisted of a wallet, letters, spurs, Egyptian wall hanging, testament, handkerchief
  • Mrs. Ada Cakebread was granted a pension of 26 pounds per annum

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