William Burridge CAIRNS

CAIRNS, William Burridge

Service Number: 270
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 May 1915
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 21 Rev. J. Green officiated, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boulder Roll of Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 270, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 270, 17th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 270, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
7 May 1915: Involvement Private, 270, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 270 awm_unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1915-05-07

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Prior to enlisting he was working at Leonora, WA

Next of kin given as his sister Mrs Walter (Ellen?) Kidd of Kingaroy, QLD

Son of Annie Cairns of Wharf Street, Cleveland, QLD

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal