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Joseph CAIN

Regimental number1898
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o O V Cain, Commercial Travellers Association, Moore Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, T Cain, Railway Inspector, Tailem Bend, South Australia
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret CAIN

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date13 October 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, Gallipoli, 11 October 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Gallipoli, 23 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Awarded the Croix de Guerre, 23 June 1917.

Medals: Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death15 May 1921
Age at death33
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, South Australia

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