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Private: 1098 Athol CORDELL.

Born: 1894. Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.



Died: 8th November 1940. Queensland Australia.

Father: William Thomas Cordell.



Athol Cordell enlisted on the 30th of November 1915 with D Company 9th reinforcements 35th Battalion. Athol was an original member of the 35th and left Australia from Sydney on the 1st of May 1916 onboard HMAT A24 "Benalla" and disembarked at Plymouth, England on the on the 9th July and was marched to the Durrington Army Camp at Lark's Hill.

Athol proceeded overseas for France on the 21st November 1916. He was Wounded in Action; 1st occassion on the 2nd of June 1917 where he was treated at the 14th General Hospital suffering fro a Gun Shot Wound to his left Hand and Wounded in Action; 2nd occassion on the 8th August 1918 Gun Shot Wound to his left Forarm

Athol was treated by the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance befor being transfered to the Casualty Clearing Station and the 22nd General Hospital. Athol was evacuated to England on the 11th of August 1918 and remained in England before returning to Australia on the 20th November 1918.

Athol's Victory Medal:40769 to PTE 1098 A CORDELL 35BN AIF was acquired in 2003 from a dealer in Queensland and is now in the collection.


Family Information

Athol was a Coal Miner from Branxton, New South Wales prior the the Great War. His father was his next of kin who lived on "Gunalda Station" Gympie in Queensland. After the war Athol returned possible to Queensland?

Military Records

(Australian National Archives)

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