Walter Joseph Cawthorn


Walter Joseph Cawthorn

Infobox Military Person
name= Walter Joseph Cawthorn
lived=June 11, 1896 – December 4, 1970


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nickname=Bill Cawthorn
placeofbirth=Prahran, Victoria
placeofdeath=Melbourne, Victoria
allegiance=
branch=
serviceyears=1915 – 1919
rank=Major-General
unit=
commands=
battles=Battle of Gallipoli,
awards=Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
relations=
laterwork=

Major-General Sir Walter Joseph Cawthorn CBE CIE CB (June 11, 1896 – December 4, 1970) was an Australian soldier and diplomat, commonly known as a former head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS).cite book|last=Hohnen|first=Peter|year=1993|title=Australian Dictionary of Biography|publisher=Melbourne University Press|edition=Volume 13|url=http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/|chapter= Cawthorn, Sir Walter Joseph (1896 - 1970)| chapterurl=http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130435b.htm] cite book|last=Goodgame|first=Peter|date=August 11, 2002|title=The Globalists and the Islamists: Fomenting the "Clash of Civilizations" for a New World Order|chapter= The British, the Middle East and Radical Islam| chapterurl=http://www.redmoonrising.com/Ikhwan/BritIslam.htm] Cawthorn was born in the suburb of Prahran in Melbourne. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Service, following the start of World War I, and served as a regimental sergeant major, in Galipolli.

Cawthorn took charge of the Middle East Intelligence Centre, at the start of World War II, and later became the director of military intelligence at the General Headquarters, in India. He was knighted in 1958, and appointed as high commissioner of Canada. Cawthron died in Melbourne, at the age of 74.

Early life

Walter Joseph Cawthorn was born in the suburb of Prahran, in June 11, 1896, the second child of an English commercial traveller, William Cawthorn, and his wife, Fanny Adelaide, née Williams. He was educated at Melbourne High School, and became a schoolteacher, along with his younger sister, Minnie Elizabeth Cawthorn.

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