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Regimental number3016
Place of birthHargham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, England
SchoolBoarding School, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, William Lain, Hargham Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceHe joined the British Army Langashire Fusillers in 1905.
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen LAIN; husband of Louisa LAIN, The Green, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfollk, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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