William Allan VINE


VINE, William Allan

Service Number: 30502
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: St. Kilda, Vic., 1897
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 11 October 1917
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 30502, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 30502, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of William Porter and Katherine Margaret Mackay VINE

WILLIAM ALAN VINE who died of wounds on 11th October 1917 at 3rd Australian General Hospital, France, was the second eldest son of Mr. W. P. Vine of St. Kilda. He was born in 1899 and entered the Preparatory School in 1908, and came up to the Senior School in 1911. He was the champion athlete of the Prep. School in 1910, winning the Cup. He was in the cricket team in 1913 and 1914.
He was a brilliant fieldsman and a good batsman.

He enlisted in June 1916 and left Australia at the end of that year as a member of the 12th Field Artillery Brigade. He was subsequently transferred to the 14th Field Artillery Brigade, and made a Corporal. He was in the Passchendaele fighting, and there received wounds which resulted in his death.