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Henry CAIN

Regimental number3706
Place of birthBirkenhead, South Australia
True NameCAIN, Henry William
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlfred Street, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 2.75"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R A Cain, Alfred Street, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date27 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: valvular disorder of the heart), 27 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 May 1959
Age at death66
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIN Henry

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