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John KAIN

Regimental number1698
Place of birthNairne, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45.6
Height5' 6.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Kain, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Discharge date22 June 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 17 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit: general debility), Adelaide, 22 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KAIN John

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