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JAMES ARTHUR * CAIRNS

Regimental number201
Place of birthLatrobe, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressDerby, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Cairns, Main Street, Derby, Tasmania
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 22 August 1914; taken on strength 12th Bn 31 August 1914; wounded at the landing 25 April 1915; invalided to Australia 8 October 1915; re-embarked 10 February 1917; joined 12th Bn 20 October 1917.
FateKilled in Action 17 April 1918
Age at death23
Place of burialBoore British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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