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John William Russell CAIRNS

Regimental number3505
Place of birthGeeveston, Tasmania
AddressSurges Bay, Huon, Taws
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Cairns, Surges Bay, Huon, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be John William Cairns on NR
Date of death14 March 1977
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium

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