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Regimental number2524
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
OccupationRelieving stationmaster
AddressMount Magnet, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30.4
Height5' 9.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Helen Cairncross, c/o Mrs McNeill, Wooroloo, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2524B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave no. 3), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary CAIRNCROSS; husband of M.H. CAIRNCROSS, Leane Street, South Perth. Born in Scotland
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIRNCROSS George

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