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Regimental number201
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
OccupationGrocer and book keeper
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland D
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.3
Height5' 7.75"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinBrother, S Cairns, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1915
Discharge date31 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, from Gallipoli, 3 May 1915 (venereal disease).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 10 June 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 31 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 October 1958
Age at death73
Place of burialGoondiwindi Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIRNS John

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