Wilfred Molloy

Name   Wilfred Molloy

Number     Corporal 168

Battalion      39th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Kew

Next of Kin   His cousin John Cahir of Glenferrie Rd Malvern

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 24/1/1916

Physical details on enlistment    Age 25 years 10 months, 5’11 ½ “, 136 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 8/6/1917 in Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Unknown 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 24/1/16 He enlisted
  • At first he was rejected because of teeth and was referred to dental board
  • 27/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius
  • 18/7/16 He disembarked Devonport
  • 7/11 16 He was promoted to Lance Corporal at Larkhill
  • 23/11/16 He proceeded to France via Southampton
  • 26/12/16 He was made a temporary Corporal in the field
  • 30/3/17 He was made a Corporal
  • 6/5/17 He was made a temporary Lance Sergeant
  • 8/6/17 He was killed in action
  • 21/9/16 Miss Mary Molloy of Albert Park sends the army her change of address
  • She is informed that she is not his NOK
  • 20/1/22 Mr. Cahir received a letter asking for the name and address of relations
  • 29/9/22 Miss Mary Molloy received a letter asking her if she has brothers or sisters older than herself to decide who should get the war medals.
  • In his will dated 5/6/17 he leaves his real estate to his brother Leo Regis Molloy in 4th Battalion AIF and his personal estate to his sister Mary
  • 1/4/17 He leaves all to Mary
  • 25/2/18 John Cahir receives Wilfred’s effects consisting of: -4 discs, gold ring, whistle, metal watch, brooch, comb, notebook, 3 pencils, a rosary and 3 coins
  • 16/1/18 In his file there is a letter to Brother F H Molloy Christian Brothers Nugee College Brisbane stating that Wilfred has been killed and that there is no trace of Leo Regis Molloy having embarked as yet with the AIF

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