(Service number 52561)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||13 February 1894||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Emily CAIN (mother), Albury, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||16 February 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Devonport, Devon, England|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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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