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William Henry CRAINE

Regimental number7093
Place of birthToorak Victoria
SchoolToorak State School and Warrnambool College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address4 Washington Street, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr T Craine, 4 Washington Street, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 24), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Sarah CRAINE, 4 Washington Street, Toorak, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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