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James Paul CAHILL

Regimental number1639
Place of birthMulwala, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGreenvale via Boree Creek, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.1
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs J H Harrison, Boree Creek via Lockhart, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, grave No. 16), Ploygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie CAHILL. Native of Yarrawonga, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL James Paul

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