Edward John CAIRNS

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CAIRNS, Edward John

Service Number: 1021
Enlisted: 14 April 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birkenhead, South Australia, 17 July 1894
Home Town: Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Port Pirie School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 8 October 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Ardrossan & District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1021, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1021, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
8 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1021, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1021, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. J. CAIRNS.

Private Edward John Cairns (aged 21 years) was wounded at the Dardanelles on October 8, and has since died. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Cairns, of Ardrossan, and one of the brightest boys in the district. He took a leading part in all manly sports, being one of the best tennis, football, and cricket players in Ardrossan." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 06 Nov 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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