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Norman Robert CAIRNS

Regimental number21199
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressJohn Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Cairns, John Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service3rd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date4 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 12 February 1919
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialMaubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Stella CAIRNS, John Street, Windsor, Queensland. Native of New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21200 Driver John Alexander CAIRNS, 9th Field Artillery Brigade, accidentally drowned, 20 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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