|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Box 166, PO, Ravensthorpe, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, S Swain, Box 166 PO, Ravensthorpe, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||4 years Cadets Expiration of service|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||LSGT|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Joined the Royal Flying Corps as 2nd Lt, 28 August 1916. Postings: No. 76 Squadron, 9 May 1917; No. 200 Squadron, 27 July 1917; No. 33 Squadron, 22 September 1917; to France as Assistant Instructor in Gunnery, Armament School, 20 December 1917; No. 29 Squadron, 23 December 1917; No. 70 Squadron, 24 December 1917; No. 13 Wing, 15 June 1918. Admitted to hospital, 8 July 1918 (angina pectoris). Posted to No. 13 Wing, 11 August 1918; No. 1 Aircraft Supply Depot, 17 September 1918. On leave, 11 December 1918-9 January 1919. On Home Establishment, 24 January 1919; SE Area, 1 April 1919; on Unemployed List, 16 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kyarra'; disembarked Fremantle, arrived at Melbourne?, 17 July 1915; discharged Perth, 31 December 1915.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SWAIN John Edgar Hill|