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Edwin George Rutherford CAIRNS

Regimental number87
Place of birthCamperdown, Victoria
SchoolPomberneit State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarrier
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, D.J. Cairns, Pomborneit, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Mounted Cadets 1908, Victoria.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Edwin George Cairns on NR
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, grave No. 12), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Helen CAIRNS. Native of Camperdown, Victoria

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