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William Henry BRAIN

Regimental number3125
Place of birthStaffordshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWestonia, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Brain, Staffordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 23 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Fremantle, 30 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death28 February 1973
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRAIN William Henry

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