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Bernard CAHILL

Regimental number2478
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Cahill, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceMmeber for 2 years of Quorn Rifle Club.
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll613
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date18 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 613 Driver Bernard CAHILL, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned to Australia, 4 May 1915 (venereal disease.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; failed to re-embark at Capetown; re-embarked Capetown on board HT 'Runic', 23 January 1918; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, left hand), Adelaide, 18 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL Bernard

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