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Regimental number2761
Place of birthNackara, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNackara, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Michael Cashion, Nackara, South Australia
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation), 29 December 1915. Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Admitted to 10th Stationary Hospital, 4 August 1917 (gonorrhea); transferred to 39th General Hospital, 5 August 1917; discharged, 24 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 26 January 1918. Total treatment for venereal disease: 21 days.

Wounded in action, 1 June 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 2 June 1918; discharged to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, 8 June 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 21 February 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 3 June 1919; discharged, 27 July 1919.

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

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