CAIN, William
(Service number 21784)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 28 July 1889 Place of Birth Winchester

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Seadown, near Temuka
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Samuel CAIN (father), Seadown, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 20 January 1966 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 195, Plot 847
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Cain was the son of samuel and Sarah Ann (née Eagle) Cain. He married Isabella Frances Sophia Green on 24 March 1920 at St Peter's Church, Temuka


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 January 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Library) [17 January 2017]

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