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John J. Cahill

Private

23rd Infantry Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss D. Richards
  • Plaque: 842

Additional Info

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Biography

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.

Tree No. 842

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour