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Patrick Vincent RAHILLY

Regimental number4994
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers School, East Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingXavier College, Kew, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
Address43 Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight116.5 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C H Rahilly, 46 Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Elizabeth RAHILLY; husband of C. RAHILLY. Native of North Carlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 9 September 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2230510: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 3226 Pte A.L. PLUMMER, 16th Machine Gun Company (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 16 April 1917: 'I found him at Laventy in No Man's Land during a heavy fog - I took his disc which I saw and it with his papers were given to the Coy Clerk of the 57th or 58th Batt. We buried him there. I knew him personally but he was unrecognisable from obvious reasons having been out several days.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAHILLY Patrick Vincent
Red Cross File No 2230510

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