Carlile, Air Mechanic Class II Cuthbert Henry (1437)

Wireless Section attached to 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters

Cuthbert Carlile came from Footscray, Victoria. He was 33 and a Railway Station Master living in Footscray when he enlisted in the 23rd Infantry Battalion at Melbourne on 28 August 1916. He transferred to the AFC at Laverton on 16 February 1917, before departing Australia on HMAT A9 Shropshire on 12 May, arriving in Plymouth in July. In the UK he trained at the School of Wireless Operations at Blenheim before going to France in November, when he was posted to the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade.

On 29 April 1918, while attached to the Artillery, he died in the 1st Australian Field Ambulance of wounds received during the German Spring Offensive.

AMII C H Carlile is buried at in Grave I B 4 in Caestre Military Cemetery, France.

 

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