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Regimental number3707
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolPort McDowell Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPort McDonnell, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Cain, Port McDonnell, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 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 Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 29), (Tansport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 February 1916 (dental); discharged to duty, 2 February 1916.

Found guilty, Aerodrome, 20 March 1916, of while on Active Service being absent without leave from 2 pm parade, 20 March, until found in camp, 2.30 pm, 20 March 1916 (30 minutes): awarded 1 day's confined to camp.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to 26th General hospital, Etaples, 9 April 1916 (skin disease); transferred to 9th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 16 April 1916 (venereal); discharged to duty, 24 April 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.

Joined Bn, in the field, 12 June 1916.

Killed in action, 28 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIN John

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