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David Baird CAIRNS

Regimental number1248
Date of birth8 February 1900
Place of birthSkipton, Victoria
AddressVite Vite, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Cairns, 10 Weston Beach, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1916
Place of enlistmentCaulfield, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date9 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, right eye)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No VX40239.
SourcesNAA: B883, CAIRNS David Baird

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