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Edward John CAIRNS

Regimental number1021
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPort Pirie, York Peninsula, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressArdrossan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Cairns, Ardrossan, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21.3
Place of burial7th Field Ambulance Cemetery (Special Memorial B. 34), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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