The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Henry David
- Nick Name:
- Cobber or Harry
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Donnybrook, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Richard Cain
- Mothers's Name:
- Vera Hildegarde Cain (nee Trigwell)
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- 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:
- Believed buried where killed.
Harry was born in Donnybrook to Richard Cain and Vera Hildegarde Trigwell who married about 1917.
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.
Read more on the Donnybrook Boys.
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 enlisted AIF 3 Dec 1941, he quickly joined 2/4th reinforcements embarking on ‘Aquitania’ to Singapore on 15 February 1942.
With 2/4th’s ‘A’ Company, Harry was Killed in Action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 12 Feb 1942 aged just 21 years.
Harry Cain’s name has been included on the Memorial at Thomsonbrook (Brookhampton).