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Ronald James Cairns

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald James AWMM
  • Surname
    Cairns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10773 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o G.P. Smith, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Cairns (mother), 78 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Messines AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10773 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 Labourer/Civilian 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' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      137 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ronald Cairns was the son of Walter and Isabella Cairns, of 132, Tinakori Rd., Wellington, New Zealand.

    New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.

    Embarked Wellington, 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916, and marched into Sling Camp, 23 August 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 30 October 1916; joined 2nd ANZAC Corps Cyclist Bn, in the field, 16 November 1916.
    Killed in action, 7 June 1917.

    Parents: Walter and Isabella Cairns, 132 Tinakori Road, Wellington AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • Woodville War Memorial, Fountaine Square, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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Sources

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