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Eric HAIN

Regimental number256
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressCamberwell
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinA G Hain, 23 Kintore Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme), and in 16th Light Horse Regiment (Yarrwonga), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date8 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 4 December 1915 (cardiac dilation), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to HS 'Dongola', Mudros, 10 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 13 December 1915, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh (cardiac dilation: mild); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 20 January 1916 (debility); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 March 1916; invalided to Australia, 10 April 1916 (cardiac dilation).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 8 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1965
Age at death70
Place of burialYarrawonga Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAIN Eric

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