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Beresford Henry CAIRNES

Regimental number2463
Date of birth--/09/1886
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk and Station overseer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Beresford Cairnes, 'Rowena', Eltham Avenue, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column Section 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Trn Mtr Bty
Promotion date: 2 May 1916


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 23 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work from September 1917 to 15 February 1918 especially on 23 September 1917 near Zonnebeke.
Recommendation date: 6 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 164
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Miitary Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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