The AIF Project


Regimental number3714
Place of birthMonifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland
SchoolMonifieth Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia27
Address108 Hordern Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.7
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Caird, Brooke Street, Monteith, Forfarshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death36
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 8), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIRD John

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.