Edward Matthew BAIN

BAIN, Edward Matthew

Service Number: 3208
Enlisted: 30 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Machine Gun Company
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 7 September 1890
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3208, Adelaide, South Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3208, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3208, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3208, 13th Machine Gun Company, Battle for Pozières

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Son of Matthew Dinnen BAIN and Beatrice nee McDONOGH


Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Bain, of Russell-street, Glanville, have been officially notified of the death of their second son, Private E. M. Bain, of a machine gun company. He was killed in France on September 4. Deceased, who was liked and honored by all who knew him, left Adelaide on September 14. He was at Gallipoli and Suez Canal before going to France. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Munipical Tramways Trust, at the power station, Port Adelaide. Another brother, Private A. E. Bain left for the front in August."from the Adelaide Chronicle 14 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)