Rupert Harcourt BLAIN

BLAIN, Rupert Harcourt

Service Numbers: 3760, V352685
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Warrnambool, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Terang, Victoria, 9 February 1887
Home Town: Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Natural Causes, Warrnambool, Victoria, 4 November 1952, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3760, 29th Infantry Battalion, Warrnambool, Victoria
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3760, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3760, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 29th Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 29th Infantry Battalion
9 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3760, 29th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

11 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (AMF) - WW2, Private, SN V352685, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Port Campbell, Victoria
20 Apr 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (AMF) - WW2, Private, SN V352685, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

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Biography

"...3760 Sergeant Rupert Harcourt Blain, B Company, 29th Battalion of Warrnambool, Vic. A carpenter prior to his enlistment on 1 March 1916 he embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Commonwealth on 19 September 1916 and returned to Australia on 16 January 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)