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Thomas Kevin CAHILL

Regimental number717
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
SchoolSt Patrick's Roman Catholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAmalgamator
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.4
Height5' 9.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Cahill, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 30 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSuzanne, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 17), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary CAHILL, 21 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Pte Francis Cahill, Pte Richard Cahill, Lt Martin Cahill MC.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHILL Thomas Kevin

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