BAIN, William George
(Service number N/N)

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Date 6 February 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 9 March 1916; (2) 11 October 1917 Age (1) 23 years 1 month; (2) 24 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment Levels
Occupation Engine driver
Previous Military Experience 14th Reinforcements - discharged unfit
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Walter BAIN (father), Levels
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information (1) Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 145 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight & hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. (2) Height 5 feet 6½ inches. Weight 135 lbs. Chest measurement 32-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Not full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest not well formed. No fits. Never notified for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Absence from work throu ill-health - hip disease, pneumonia. Disability - discharged from Trentham 22 March 1916; history of hip joint disease (right leg) - with shortening.

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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 30 November 1980 Age 25 years
Place of Death Pleasant Point
Notices Timaru Herald, 2 December 1918
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 10, Plot 340
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William George Bain was the eldest son of Walter and Elizabeth Ann (Bessie, née Oliver) Bain. Born on 6 February 1893 at Waimate, he was christened in the Presbyterian Parish there on 10 October 1893.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0011406) [27 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [27 August 2017]; Timaru Herald, 2 October 1917, 2 December 1918, 15 February 1919 (Papers Past) [27 August 2017]; personal family research; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [27 August 2017]; School Admission Records (Waimate Branch NZSG) [27 August 2017]

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