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Keith Joseph CAHIR

Regimental number960
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolNorth Nar Nar Goon State School No 2914, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address58 Droop Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Stella Cahir, Nar Nar Goon, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Joseph Keith Cahir on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on North Nar Nar Goon State School No 2914 Roll of Honor, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reported missing, 8 August 1915.

Reported prisoner of war, interned at Barzanti Terminus, Anatolian Railway, nr Taurus Mountain, 21 February 1916.

Repatriated from Turkey; arrived Port Said, Egypt, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 25 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 15 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAHIR Keith Joseph

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