CAIN, Allan
(Service number 52561)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 13 February 1894 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Emily CAIN (mother), Albury, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 21 July 1972 Age 80 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Bromley; ashes interred Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1H, Plot 22B Southside
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Allan Cain was the son of James and Emily Jane (née Dabies) Cain. Allan was educated at Temuka and Pleasdant Point sschools. In 1927 he married Constance Parfit. He was a brother of Henry George Cain, and a cousin of Andrew, Gordon and William Cain, who all served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 September 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 September 2017]; School Admission Record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [09 September 2017]; Timaru Herald, 31 July 1916; Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [10 September 2017]

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