Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
8th LHR, AIF
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
A brief military biography of Alexander Nairn
Address: Buangor, Victoria.
Age at embarkation: 28.
Cause of death: Killed in action.
Cemetery or memorial details: EGYPT 2 Kantara War Memorial Cemetery.
Date of death: 23 December 1916.
Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915.
Embarkation Roll number: 10/13/3.
Embarkation Unit name: 8th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement.
Enlistment date: 20 July 1915.
Family connections: First cousin: 3217 Pte William John NAIRN, 59th Battalion, killed in action, 4 July 1918.
Fate: Killed in Action 23 December 1916.
Marital status: Single.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Next of kin: Father, John A Nairn, Buangor, Victoria.
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 6.
Place of birth: Buangor, Victoria.
Place of burial: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 14), Egypt.
Place of death or wounding: Magdhaba, Sinai Peninsular, Egypt.
Rank at death: Trooper [Tpr].
Rank on enlistment: Private.
Regimental number: 1355.
Unit from Nominal Roll: 8th Light Horse Regiment.War Grave Register notes: NAIRN, Tpr. Alexander, 1355. 8th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 23rd December 1916. Age 29. Son of Elizabeth and the late John Alexander Nairn. Native of Buangor, Victoria, Australia. F. 14.
Lest we forget
National Archives Service File.
Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.
Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
Roll of Honour, AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
CWGC files, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register.
Collected Records of Steve Becker.
Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Alexander Nairn