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Jonathan Raine was born at Ballarat and became a "Stockman". He was a single 25 year old when he enlisted on 21 August 1914 at Seymour in Victoria. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914. He suffered a bout of Influenza at Tel El Keb 110 km north-north-east of Cairo on 5/1/16, till 18/1/16 and from there rejoined his unit overseas, 4th Battalion with BEF ( British Expeditionary Force) at Alexandria.His War service included Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front.He had a few bouts of sickness, namely Diarrhoea during his time in the great war. He made it back home safely returning to to Australia 8 November 1918.
He had two brothers who also served: Pte Walter James Raine, Australian Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919 (Tree No23) and Pte William Campbell Raine, 8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919 (Tree No 1068)
Tree No. 176.