Victor, a son of John and Jessie Blain of ‘Argyle’, Nullamanna NSW, was a thirty-one-year-old Farmer when he enlisted at Inverell in May 1917. Victor joined the 53rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement and sailed from Australia for England on HMAT A28 Miltiades in August 1917. After training in England, he went to France in February 1918 where he was wounded in action the following month. He returned to England for treatment for a gunshot wound to his thigh and several months later went back to France. A few weeks later he was wounded in action a second time.
Victor returned to Australia in July 1919 and medically discharged in August. He returned to the Nullamanna district and continued his membership of the Rifle Club there. Victor, a single man, died in 1949 and was buried at Inverell.
Victor’s name is recorded on the Nullamanna Honor Roll. His brother Norman was killed in action at Pozieres in August 1916.