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Thomas KAIN

Regimental number1699
Place of birthHawker South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMill hand
AddressLane Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Mr John Kain, Caledonian Hotel, Mica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 March 1916
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
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE this man, who was a stretcher bearer, worked continuously during the operations. During the heavy hostile shelling he stuck at his work in the most gallant manner. When not employed in carrying he thoroughly searched sectors of ground for wounded in spite of frequent enemy snipers fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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