CAIN, Henry George
(Service number 79971)

Aliases Harry
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 23 May 1891 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Contractor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A. CAIN (wife), care of H. H.Cain, Rangitata, 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 41st Reinforcements, F Company
Date 11 July 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Post-war Occupations



Date 23 June 1973 Age 82 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated; ashes interred Dunsandel Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block Ashes Beam 1, Plot 16
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry George Cain was the son of James and Emily Jane (née Dabies) Cain. Harry was educated at Temuka School. On 20 July 1916 he married Alice Marianne Bottle, who died at 100 years of age. He was a brother of Allan 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]; Dunsandel Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Selwyn District Council) [10 September 2017]

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