William BLAIN

BLAIN, William

Service Number: WX9598
Enlisted: 4 December 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Australian Army Provost Corps (WW2)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 17 July 1911
Home Town: Margaret River, Augusta-Margaret River Shire, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor driver
Died: Died of wounds, New Guinea, 4 September 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Busselton War Memorial, Margaret River War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

4 Dec 1940: Enlisted Private, WX9598, Claremont, Western Australia
4 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, WX9598
4 Sep 1943: Involvement Corporal, WX9598, Australian Army Provost Corps (WW2), New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

William Blain

William is remembered on the Margaret River WA war memorial.
William was born in Perth on 17 07 1911. His parents were William and Christina Blain and his wife was Ivy. At the commencement of war Ivy and William were living and working in Witchcliffe.
William enlisted on 04 1 2 1940 at Claremont in Perth.
He died of wounds fighting in New Guinea and is interred in the Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea Grave C D 3.
He had reached the rank of Corporal in the 9th Division Provost Company.

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