The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cain
First Name:
Henry David
Nick Name:
Cobber or Harry
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17860
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
3.12.1941
DOB:
13.12.1920
Place of Birth:
Donnybrook, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Cain
Mothers's Name:
Vera Hildegarde Cain (nee Trigwell)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, plot 28, Row C, Grave 10-14, Age 21
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Hill 200, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.02.1942
Buried:
Believed buried where killed.

General Description

Harry was born in Donnybrook to Richard Cain and Vera Hildegarde Trigwell who married about 1917.

25th Lighthorse

 

25th Light horse

Vern Trigwell in middle row furthest right. Harry Cain second row from top, 4th man from left. AlanTrigwell second row from top, 2nd man from left.

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Harry or Cobber as he was known to his mates, had been with the 25th Light Horse Militia before transferring to AIF.

Harry’s mate Vern Trigwell was also his cousin.

 

Harry Cain’s name has been included on the Memorial at Thomsonbrook (Brookhampton).

Also on the Donnybrook War Memorial

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