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William John NAIRN

Regimental number3217
Place of birthBuangor, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBuangor, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eileen Mary Nairn, Corio via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingKilled at Hamel. Wounded at Ypres, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William nd Mary NAIRN; husband of Eileen M. NAIRN, The Post Office, Corio, Victoria
Family/military connectionsFirst cousin: 1355 Trooper Alex NAIRN, 1355, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 23 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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