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Hugh William Bell CAIRNS

Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Cairns, Riverton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 11 months in the 23rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 31 May 1920
Discharge date31 May 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned to Australia, 9 February 1916. Re-embarked from Australia, 9 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 12 December 1917. Proceeded to England, 5 January 1918; to France, 29 March 1918.

Discharged in England, 31 May 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIRNS Hugh William Bell

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