Herbert William BLAIN


BLAIN, Herbert William

Service Number: 2058
Enlisted: 2 May 1916, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, 1892
Home Town: Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Schooling: Codicote State School, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - shell wound to the chest, Belgium, 28 October 1917
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Plot V11, Row A, Grave 18 Headstone inscription reads: Thy will be done
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bruce Rock War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2058, 44th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
10 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2058, 44th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
10 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2058, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
16 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2058, 44th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wound to the chest

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of Arthur William and Harriet Blain of Codicote, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England. Brother of Francis James Blain who died of wounds on 25 July 1918 while serving with the 32nd Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal