CANTWELL, Roland Daniel - WX12658

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Lt Roland Daniel Cantwell
Conflict World War 2
Service Arm Citizen Military Force
Australian Imperial Force
Unit 2/28th Infantry Battalion
28th Battalion
Service No. WX12658
Service Arm Army
Date of Birth 22 Feb 1909
Date of Death 17 Mar 2004
Relatives Wife - Claire Emmeline Cantwell


Prior to WW2, Roland Cantwell served with the 28th Battalion as part of the Citizen Military Force.

Roland Cantwell volunteered to serve with the 2/28th Infantry Battalion during WW2.

Soldier's Pay Books

Soldier's Record of Service Book

Demobilization Procedure Book

Lt. Roland Cantwell kept a hand written booklet with the details of the men in his section. The entire booklet can be found on the 2/28th Infantry Battalion page.

Lt. Roland Cantwell kept a copy of the Routine Order No 1587 from HQ 2/28th Australian Infantry Battalion dated 1 August 1942. He made his own notations and it can be read on the 2/28th Infantry Battalion page.


newspaper clippings

This is a list of the Regimental Seniority of Officers in the 28th Battalion (Citizen Military Force) as at 1 October 1953. Officers were required to memorise the list in order to salute any higher ranking officer present on any occasion.

This group photo of the 28th Battalion (Citizen Military Force), unknown year. Roland Cantwell is noted in the front row.