BAIN, Ronald George
(Service number 21768)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 20 June 1887 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ashwick Flat, Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience Volunteers - 4 years
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. BAIN (mother), Tancred Street, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 28 April 1920 Reason On account of illness contracted on Active Service.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Storeman, salesman


Date 14 June 1955 Age 67 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 180, Plot 20 RSA
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ronald George Bain was the older son of Alexander and Jane (née McMillan) Bain. Born on 20 June 1887 at Fairlie, he was educated at Ashwick Flat School. He was farming at Ashwick Flat, near Fairlie, when he enlisted. Rifleman R. G. Bain returned home invalided by the hospital ship “Marama” in January 1919 and proceeded to Hanmer for treatment. He was discharged on 28 April 1920, on account of illness contracted on Active Service. Ronald married Beatrice Robson Ayson in 1923.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 September 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 September 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 September 2002]; Ashburton Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Ashburton District Council) [08 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 31 January 1919 (Papers Past) [19 December 2015]

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