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Bernard CAHILL

Regimental number613
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 serviceMember for 2 years of Quorn Rifle Club.
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date18 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2478 Driver Bernard CAHILL, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Invalided to Australia, 4 May 1915 (venereal disease); re-embarked Melbourne, 10 August 1915; treated in 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros; discharged, 10 December 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.

Wounded in action, France, 6 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right hand).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 18 March 1918.

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

Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death23 August 1931
Age at death43
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL Bernard

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