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John Sinclair Bain

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 (incorrect initials edited in 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 (incorrect initials edited in 2011) - No known copyright restric …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Sinclair AWMM
  • Surname
    Bain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    S.B. Bain AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1730 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 June 1888 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 2 Purnell Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs N.T. Bain (wife), C/o Mrs J. Shortell, 20 Cumberland Street, Richmond, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    6 November 1912 AWMM Married AWMM
    Nora Teresa Shortell, Christchurch AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1730 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Jan 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Name incorrectly S.B. Bain in the Auckland Weekly News 1915.

    Eldest son of John and Margaret Bain. Moved to Wanganui in 1914.

    Reported missing 21st August 1915 at Chanuk Bair and presumed dead 8th August 1915. He is commemorated on that memorial. No remains were located.

    His next in line brother James, (JIM) had died of enteric fever on 5th August on the hospital ship 'Rewa', he has no grave either as he was buried at sea. A third brother George survived four years of war. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 March 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
06 January 2017John charlestimaru NZOther relative

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