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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", 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


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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