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Donald BAIN

Regimental number2460
Date of birth14 July 1887
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolLongwarry and Tally-Ho State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLongwarry, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, George Bain, Longwarry, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New Wales, Melbourne branch, 20 April 1912.
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, this linesman laid a telephone wire overland through extremely heavy shelling. Though sniped incessantly and subjected to machine gun fire he continued at his work and throughout the whole of the operation and the succeeding night he maintained communication and repaired breaks. His work proved of the utmost value and information came back quickly to headquarters thus facilitating the conduct of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 6277 Pte George BAIN, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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