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John Willie CAIRNS

Regimental number6722
Place of birthElmore, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKempton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Cairns, Dysart, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Discharge date13 April 1920
Other details

War service: England

Medal: British War Medal

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