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Regimental number5422
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPolice Station, Woomelang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinGuardian, W Ford, Police Station, Woomelang, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'Recommended for conspicuous courage and devotion to duty under fire. Private CAHILL was one of a squad of bearers who worked, in the offensive by 1st Australian Division on 18th September, 1918, with outstanding bravery and devotion to duty in collecting wounded and evacuating them from a forward R.A.P. This man's cheerfulness and disregard of personal danger in the execution of his duty on this day called for the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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