The AIF Project

Joseph RAINE

Regimental number6511
Date of birth--/06/1895
Place of birthKelvin Grove, Queensland
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolKelvin Grove State School, Brisbane, Queensland
AddressMilton Heights, Milton, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Raine, Milton Heights, Milton, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets and Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(Hooge 20 September 1917) Splendid courage and determination as Lewis Gunner, setting fine example to others.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 4 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot V< Row B, Grave No. I), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth RAINE, Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland

Military Medal

'At Hooge, France on 20th Sept., 1917, during operation in Glencorse Wood and Polygonvelde Woods, Pte Raine, a Lewis Gunner, after the remainder of his team had become casualties, remained at his post which was being heavily shelled, and continued to use his gun. When his Company was relieved he was overlooked but remained on duty at his post until next day. His splendid courage and determination set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7043 Pte Robert Burdett RAINE, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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