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Charles CAIRNS

Regimental number1721
Date of birth--/12/1885
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPoint Nepean Road, Mordialloc, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Cairns, Point Nepeon Road, Mordialloc, Victoria
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

Enlisted at Melbourne.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Hospitalised several times due to gun shot wound to the scalp - fractured skull and illness.

Returned to Australia on board 'China', disembarking 8 June 1919

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death6 April 1964
Age at death78
Place of burialSpringvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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