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William Thomas BAIN

Regimental number4101
Place of birthHerberton Queensland
SchoolCalliope State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Bain, Calliope via Gladstone, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah Mary BAIN, Oxford Street, Bulimba, Queensland. Native of Herberton, North Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2026 Pte John Herbert BAIN, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917; 11 first cousins also served: 5716 Pte Victor Peter McDONNELL, 15th Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Wife, Mrs Isabella Bain, Laidley, Queensland.

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