John Joseph Cahill was born in Ballarat East and enlisted there on 8th September 1915. He was posted to the 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4069. He was 27 years old, single and employed as a butcher. He received a gunshot wound in his right thigh on 20th March 1917 while his battalion was in the front line in France. He was evacuated to UK .His uncle from Ireland visited him regularly, but died on 17th June 1917, whilst being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley. He is buried in the RC Churchyard at Mitchellstown, Cork, Ireland.
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