Ernest William CRAIN

CRAIN, Ernest William

Service Numbers: 274, Q213628
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th (Rockhampton) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: London, England, 10 January 1882
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Natural causes, Rockhampton, Queensland, 21 November 1961, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Rockhampton Crematorium, Qld
Cremated
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 274, Mount Morgan, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
9 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, GSW (left knee)
11 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
1 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 1, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
11 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 1, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani, GSW (left ankle)
26 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 1, SN 274, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

4 Jul 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q213628, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Mount Morgan, Queensland
5 Jul 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q213628, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q213628, 13th (Rockhampton) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'MOUNT MORGAN.

(From Our Local Correspondent.-)
Information was received to-day by their relatives that Warrant Office, E. W. Crain, of the Second Light Horse (who enlisted in August, 1914) and Private. S. Hennegan, of the Second Light Horse Machine Gun Section, are due at an early date.' from Morning Bulletin 11 Dec 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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