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John Bernard Cairns

Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Bernard AWMM
  • Surname
    Cairns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    20391 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 55 Riddler's Crescent, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.B. Cairns (wife), 324 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20391 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Printer/Civilian 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Cairns was the son of John and Marion Cairns, Masterton, New Zealand. He was the husband of G.B. Cairns, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. His daughter was three years old when he was killed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 16.B.3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.30 AWMM
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