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James CAIN

Regimental number3262
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address31 Lord Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss M Cain Riverside, Bridge Road, Chertsey, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Navy; discharged on expiry of term.
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Alice CAIN
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, France, 19 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trases Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 25 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 6 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death19 September 1926
Age at death45
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAIN James

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