|Place of birth||Goolman near Ipswich, Queensland|
|School||Purga State School, Queensland|
|Address||Loamside, Ipswich, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Cain, Loamside, Ipswich, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||25th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Killed in action.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Crucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row E, Grave No. 21), Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Henry and Mary CAIN, Loamside, Queensland|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3071 Pte Ernest Allen CAIN, ........., returned to Australia, 8 July 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 27 October 1916; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 6 December 1916; discharged, 11 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 25 January 1917 (laryngitis); discharged, 5 February 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 3 March 1917 (influenza); marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 20 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; marched into Base Depot, France, 6 April 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 25th Bn, in the field, 9 April 1917.
Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, 16 May 1917; transferred to to Divisional Rest Station, 26 May 1917; rejoined 25th Bn, 27 May 1917.
Admitted to West Riding Field Ambulance, 6 October 1917, and rejoined unit the same day (synovitis).
Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 22 October 1917; discharged to duty, 28 October 1917, and rejoined unit the same day.
Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, Wisques, 6 March 1918, and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, the same day (trench fever); discharged, 30 April 1918; rejoined unit, 8 May 1918.
Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, 10 May 1918, and transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 11 May 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 16 May 1918; discharged, 20 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 21 May 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 26 May 1918; rejoined 25th Bn, 29 May 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CAIN John Henry|