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Alec Lewis BAIN

Regimental number3526
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Other NamesAlexander Lewis
SchoolScotch College, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Franklin Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, L E Bain, 19 Franklin Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceHeld a commission with 92nd Battalion, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Date of death3 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 38), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lewis Edward and Mildred Mary Bain, 19 Frankland Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8739 Sergeant CR Bain, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, wounded Messines, France.

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