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Name: Norman CAIRNS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Craftsman Initials: N Service No.: 76255432
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 27
Unit: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 23 South Grove, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Bus driver for the United Omnibus Company.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 19th March 1943
Place of Death: Tunisia, North Africa.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Stargate War Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Medjez El Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Africa Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Cairns, of 23 South Grove, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Norman had over three years service in the Army and had been successfully evacuated from the Dunkirk campaign.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 9th April 1943. Newcastle Journal, 2nd April 1943. Hexham Courant, 3rd April 1943.
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