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Hugh Allan CAIRNS

Regimental number294
Place of birthPort Campbell, Victoria
AddressPort Campbell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Mary Cairns, Port Campbell, Victoria
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 October 1973
Age at death76
Place of burialPort Campbell Cemetery, Victoria

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