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Leslie David CAIRNS

Regimental number1176
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolFlinders School, Geelong, Victoria
AddressMalvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinGrandparent, Rev. John Thomas Kearns, 'Ormond', 31Valetta Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service47th Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollMachine Gun Corps Details
FateKilled in Action 27 March 1918
Place of death or woundingBetween Sailly-le-Sec and Ribemont
Age at death20.2
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Sarah KEARNS (name stated on Cemetery Details). Born in Western Australia
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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