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James Inglis Cairns

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  • Service number
    • 7282 AWMM
    • SA War: 7282; WWI = 6779 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War = NZ Mounted Rifles; WWI = Australian Imperial Forces Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Australian Imperial Forces 26th Infantry Battalion. 20th Reinforcements

AIF 26th Inf Batn. 20th Reinforcements

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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
    • SA War & WWI = Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    James Inglis AWMM
  • Surname
    Cairns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 7282 AWMM
    • SA War: 7282; WWI = 6779 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1873 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 1878 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1878 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Thomas Cairns of Humber St, Oamaru, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre SA War - c/- Humber St, Oamaru, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records
    • Pre WWI: Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Living in Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Pre SA War & WWI = father - Thomas Cairns of Oamaru Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Relationship status
    Pre SA War & WWI = single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    SA War - Transvaal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War = NZ Mounted Rifles; WWI = Australian Imperial Forces Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 7282 AWMM
    • SA War: 7282; WWI = 6779 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • SA War: 9th NZ NI Contingent; WWI: 26th Inf Btn, 20th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
    • SA War: 1902; WWI: 1917-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Pre SA WAr: Gunner in Oamaru Navals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Labourer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      WaitakiOtago Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • SA War - 27 Jan 1902 at Onehunga Auckland
      WWI - 26 March 1917, Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    pre SA War = labourer for Nelson Bros, Gisborne
    pre WWI = Bridge Carpenter Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 23 yrs 9 mths; WWI: 37 Yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was named Thomas Cairns. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1943 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 70 AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 February 1943 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Waitaki District Council Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    63 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Waitaki District Council Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Dunedin, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Waitaki District Council Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Old Oamaru Cemetery, Oamaru, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Waitaki District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: 141; Plot 52 & 53 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Waitaki District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA War Memorial - refer document attached, "Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer War" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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13 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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