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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:
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