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Hugh William Bell CAIRNS

Regimental number4501
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMedical student
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Cairns, Riverton, South Australia
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDischarged in England 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

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