Arthur James DEIN

DEIN, Arthur James

Service Number: 5634
Enlisted: 15 February 1916, Dubbo, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wellington, NSW, 1898
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: East Orange Public School
Occupation: Porter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 March 1917
Cemetery: Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Orange Public School Memorial Avenue, East Orange Public School Roll of Honor, Orange Cenotaph, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Board, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5634, 20th Infantry Battalion, Dubbo, NSW
9 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 5634, 20th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
9 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 5634, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Bradley Bliss

Born in Wellington NSW to Edward and Mary Jane Dein, Arthur James Dein was educated in Orange and went on to work as a railway porter. He also served as a military trainee, before enlisting in the 20th Australian Infantry Battalion on the 15th February 1916 at age eighteen. Private Dein died of wounds suffered during action in France on the 12th March 1917. He was buried in the Bazentin Le-Petit military cemetery in France.