Francis Thomas McBAIN

#1208, b. circa 1915, d. 17 October 1998

In 1936 the 21-year-old Francis lived at 88 Raleigh Street, marked with the red A in this picture. The green oval, marked as Essendon Cricket Ground, is Windy Hill, the Essendon Football Club's home ground at the time.

Individual's Timeline

Birthcirca 1915Francis Thomas McBAIN
Marriage18 May 1940Francis Thomas McBAIN
Death of Father1955Thomas William McBAIN1
Death of Mother14 July 1964Elizabeth Hudson2
Marriage of Daughtercirca 1971Valerie Joy McBain
Death17 October 1998Francis Thomas McBAIN3

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Francis was a clerk in 1944 and 1972.


Francis Thomas McBAIN was mentioned in the obiturary of Thomas William McBAIN on 12 May 1955 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.4

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1942 a William John and a Sarah Wilson MCBAIN were living in the same electoral district. Address was 47 William Street. Are they related?.
  • Research note 02: Francis Thomas is NOT the son of Ada and Francis McBain who were on the voter roll in Kangaroo Ground (Research) in 1914 and 1919, as this couple had another son named Francis Rae McBain. Gleaned from obits in the Argus 1930-1950.
    * Possibly the son of Francis Alexander and Annie McBAIN. Annie died in 57 Edithvale Road Edithvale 13th July 1946. Funeral directors Tobin Bros, buried at Melbourne General.
    * Possibly the son of Mr and Mrs W J McBAIN who had a son Donald James McBAIN who got engaged to Dulcie Jean NEWTON September 1943. He was in the RAAF and lived 47 William Street Essendon..
  • Research note 03: It is possible that Francis was the groomsman at a wedding in September 1940 - LOUGHMAN-JACKSON The marriage of Miss Dorothy Jackson, elder daughter of Rev. R. and Mrs. Jack son, Hotham st., South Preston, and Mr. Gilbert William Loughman, only son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Loughman, Wilton st., South Preston, was celebrated by the bride's father, assisted by Rev. W. Clemens, at South Preston Methodist Church, Yann st., on Saturday. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. F. Hardlsty, wore a gown of pearl satin of medieval design. The bridesmaids, Miss Enid Jackson, sister of the bride, and Miss Winnie Carter, wore gowns of mauve marquisette over taffeta. Miss Judyth Devin was flower girl and Lawrence Nielson page boy. The best man was Mr. R. Johnson and the groomsman Mr. F. McBain..
  • Research note 04: A Francis T McBAIN was dux of the Warragul High School - see newspaper report West Gippsland Gazette 23rd Dec 1930 page 3 - downloaded as exhibit.

Children of Francis Thomas McBAIN and Dorothy May Chugg


  1. Website ( "The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 11 May 1955 p 11 Article."
  2. Billion Graves, online, Photo of plaque.
  3. Ryerson, Ryerson Index, McBAIN     Francis Thomas (Frank)     Death notice     16OCT1998     Death          at McCrae     The Age (Melbourne)     17OCT1998.     
  4. Website ( "The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thirsday 12 May 1955 p 11 Article."
  5. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  6. Website ( "Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980."