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Full Name
Ian Donald McBain
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Ian Donald
Surname
McBain
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7919
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs S. McBain (mother) 21 Richmond Street, Cobden, West Coast, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single-
Enlistment Address
21 Richmond Street Cobden, West Coast, New Zealand
Military District
Greymouth
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
Headquarters 20 Canto.
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 107
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
At sea
Date of Death
9 December 1941
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 101.
Biographical Notes
Ian McBain was the son of John and Annie Agnes McBain, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand.
Sources Used
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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