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Deuchar, Cecil Audley (1888–1918)

Mr George Archibald Deuchar, of Hawkwood, has received a cablegram, informing him that his son Company Sergeant Major Deuchar (Cecil Audley), was killed in action while fighting in the great offensive in France. The young soldier spent some time on Hawkwood, and then went to Barclay Downs, Northern Territory, from where he enlisted, going into Enoggera as a private. He was promoted to corporal while in camp, and shortly before the capture of Pozieres he was promoted to sergeant. He was wounded at Pozieres, and received the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery, and was sent to England. He was a son of Mr G. A. Deuchar, book and store keeper at Messrs De Burgh Perses and Sons, Hawkwood station, and grandson of Mrs Wilson, of Toowong, formerly Mrs John Deuchar, of Glengallan.

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'Deuchar, Cecil Audley (1888–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/deuchar-cecil-audley-14469/text25561, accessed 18 September 2021.

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