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Gilbert James Bryan Cairnie

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Name panel, Northcote War Memorial (photo G. Parry October 2013) - No known copyright restrictions

Name panel, Northcote War Memorial (photo G. Parry October 2013) - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gilbert James Bryan AWMM
  • Surname
    Cairnie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/50 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 June 1881 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Port GlasgowScotland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waimana Avenue, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.J. Nolkwyn, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/50 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      166 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Mrs J.J. Volkwyn, of 17A Western Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

    Member of the Titirangi Golf Club

    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Reported missing, 5 June 1915.
    Court of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded 'Now reported believed dead'.

    Sister: Mrs J.L. Volkwyn, 17A Western Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private G. J. B. Cairnie, who was reported to have been missing since June 5, was a computing draughtsman in the Lands and Survey Department’s Auckland office, and went to the front with the Auckland Infantry Company, in the main expeditionary force. He is 31 years old, and after working in West Australia for some time came to New Zealand about eight years ago. He served in the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers for five years, and is a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Private Cairnie’s sister, Mrs. J. J. Volkwyn, resides in Heidelberg, Transvaal. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Northcote War Memorial, Corner Lake and Onewa Roads, Northcote, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
06 April 2016GailAuckland New ZealandResearcher
17 December 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher

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