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Regimental number232
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
SchoolQueenstown State School
ReligionChurch of England
Address27 Allen Street, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight126.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura Bain, 27 Allen Street, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery ,Poperinghe (IV, D, 22), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Laura Bain, 33 May Street, Kew, Victoria, Australia. Native of Fitzroy, Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria for England, 2 August 1916.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 February 1917; marched out to Wareham, 19 March 1917.

Transferred to 65th Bn, England, 23 March 1917.

Transferred to 21st Bn, England, 21 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 August 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 31 August 1917.

Taken on strength, 21st Bn, France, 9 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 9 October 1917; admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen); transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 9 October 1917; died of wounds, 12 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAIN Roy

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