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February 21, 2016

John Brain

by vipsinc

John Brain 190, a 27 year old labourer from Ballarat who ended up in different Battalions,

such as the the 14th, 29th and 46th.

Interestingly he also joined the 2nd Canadian Tunnelling Company in France.

He contracted Pleurisy, was gassed, as well as shot in the right leg.

He did however return home to Ballarat, where he died at the age of 85.

 

Record via the National Archive of Australia.

 

Other details via ‘They answered their country’s call’ by Garry Snowden.

Short account of service and sacrifice from Ballarat General Cemeteries.www.ballaratcemeteries.com.au

Brain

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