A World War I Military Cross and Military Medal group, to 1541 Acting Captain John Wandrum Cawley 1/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment, together with the 1914-1915 Star, The War Medal 1914-1920, The Victory Medal and The Italian Al Valore medal also World War I medals to 200668 Private R F Cawley Royal Berkshire Regiment comprising:- 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1920, The Victory Medal, A World War II Defence Medal (for Home Guard Service) and a Christmas 1914 brass tobacco tin. London Gazette 11.11.1916 - MM 1541 Coy. Q.M.Sjt. J. W. Cawley, R. Berks. R. London Gazette 29.11.1918 (issue 31043) Auctioned Jun 2016
1894 Jun 3. Born Windsor, Berkshire
1901 census at Roxbury, New Road, Clewer Without, Berks
1911 census at The Nest New Road Windsor
1911 Mar 3. Enlisted as a Private in 4th Royal Berks Regt
1914 Aug 5. L/Cpl
1914 Dec 9. L/ Sgt
1915 Mar 31. Lands in France
1916 Aug 19. CQMS
1916 Sep 13 CSM
1916 Oct 14 Commissioned 2nd Lt
1916 Nov 11. MM Gazetted 1541 Coy. Q.M.Sjt. J. W. Cawley, R. Berks. R.
1918 Jun 30. Royal Berkshire Regt.—Lt. J. W. Cawley, M.M., to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Co.
1918 Aug 27 Wounded by a bomb in Asiago, Italy
1918 Dec 2, Lt. (A./Capt.) John Wandrum Cawley, M.M., l/4th Bn., R. Berks. R., T.F. (ITALY) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. Although wounded at the start, he remained at duty and led his company to the assault. He personally killed several of the enemy, and led his men with great dash and courage until again wounded by a bomb. As a result of his fine leadership and careful preparation, his company gained all their objectives.
1919 Nov 30 Relinquishes his acting rank of Capt on ceasing to be employed.
1920 Sep 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 578. Posted to A Coy as a Section Leader
1921 Jan 9 Intelligence Officer in A Coy
1921 May 21 Reverts to T/Cadet prior to move to Permanent Cadet in RIC
1921 Jun 24.Promoted to permanent rank in RIC
1921 Jul 1. Posted to New Ross as DI3
1921 Dec 16. Relinquishes his commission. 4th R Berks Regt - Lt. J. W. Cawley, M.C., M.M., and is granted the rank of Capt
1922 Apr 25 Pensioned from RIC
1955 Dec 6 Died