, (9 December 1894 – 2 February 1978) was a British-born Australian recipient
of the Victoria Cross
, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth
forces. He was one of 64 Australians to receive the award for their actions during the First World War, performing the deeds that led to his award in September 1918 during the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin
while serving with Australian Imperial Force
on the Western Front
. After the war, Cartwright returned to Australia and worked as a mechanic. He continued to serve in the military part-time, returning to full-time service during the Second World War, undertaking a training role in Australia. He was demobilised in 1946, and returned to civilian life. He died at the age of 83.