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Herbert Reginald BAIN

Regimental number1702
Place of birthTraralgon, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrician
AddressEllington Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A.B. Ellington, Ellington Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Company Engineers Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollCorps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mentioned in Despatches


Untiring efforts, devotion to duty and zeal as Armourer Cpl during February-September 1917.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period from March to September, this N.C.O. was Motor Cyclist Artificer when the work of the D.R.L.S. Service was abnormally severe. It was only by his untiring efforts and unfailing devotion to duty that the Machines were kept in running order throughout these strenuous periods, this contributing largely to the efficiency of the Service during the operations of August and September.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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