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William Frederick NAIRN

Regimental number3563
Place of birthMallala, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMallala, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Nairn, Mallala, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War 21 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 10), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Emma Caroline NAIRN, Mallala, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NAIRN William Frederick

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