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William Robert McBAIN

Regimental number3189
Date of birth2 December 1891
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Superior Public School, New South Wales
OccupationWindow dresser
Address94 Westborne Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McBain, 94 Westborne Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Birmingham Hospital, England, 6 December 1916 (heart disease).

Commenced return to Australia, 23 May 1917; arrived, 30 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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