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Alfred CAHILL

Regimental number2070
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSailmaker
Address531 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Cahill, 31 Brezenose Road, Bootle, Lancs, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on boad HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit: ade and valvular disorder of the heart), 25 May 1917.

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death10 July 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL Alfred

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