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Walter CAHILL

Regimental number1000
Place of birthBunbury, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurvey hand
Address8 May Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Ann Cahill, 8 May Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 130 days in the 1st Australian Light Horse; 2 years in the Bunbury Light Horse.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

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Recommendation date: 8 July 1915

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Recommendation date: 8 August 1915

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Sarah CAHILL
Discharge date3 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; France, 6 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 April 1918; discharged (wounded), Perth, 3 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death31 March 1934
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL Walter

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