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John Alexander CAIRNS

Regimental number21200
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressJohn Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Cairns, John Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service3rd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
FateAccidentally drowned 20 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Stella CAIRNS, John Street, Winton, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21199 Corporal Norman Robert CAIRNS, 8th Field Ambulance Brigade, died of disease, 12 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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