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Corporal 168

39th Battalion

Kew, Victoria

His cousin John Cahir of Glenferrie Rd Malvern

Melbourne 24/1/1916

Age 25 years 10 months, 5'11", 136 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Roman Catholic

Farm labourer

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

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Ypres


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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