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Charles Joseph Byro NAIRN

Regimental number6551
Place of birthMurchison, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Dongarra, Western Australia
Other trainingLight Horse about 1900
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNannine, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs W Nairn, Dongarra, Western Australia
Previous military serviceIn England received distinction of crossed rifles for shooting and passed in bombing school.
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XL, Row A, Grave No. 3), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Sarah Ann NAIRN; husband of Winifred Margery Nairn, Dongarra, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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