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William CAIRNS

Regimental number1672
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressWarrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Lucy Cairns, c/o Mrs Proudfoot, Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlister 30 December 1915 - 46th Bn 2nd Reinforcements; taken on strength 46th Bn 4 October 1916; mortally wounded 5 April 1918.
FateDied of wounds 18 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, Victoria
Age at death26
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXIX, Row F, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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