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Christopher Ernest CAIRNS

Regimental number2785
Place of birthCape Schancr, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationManager
AddressFlinders, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, David Cairns, Flinders, Victoria
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date11 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1950

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