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Herbert William BLAIN

Regimental number2058
Place of birthKnebworth, Hertfordshire, England
SchoolCodicote State School, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMt Arrowsmith, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Arthur William Blain, Codicote Hertfordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death28 October 1917
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 18), Poperinghe, Belgiumn
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur William and Harriett BLAIN, Codicote, Welwyn, Herts., England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2615 Francis James BLAIN,32nd Bn, died of wounds, 25 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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