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Edgar James Kain

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar James AWMM
  • Surname
    Kain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cobber AWMM
  • Service number
    39534 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 June 1918 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    39534 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 1936 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Reginald G. Kain, and of Nellie Kain, of Wadestown, Wellington

    Enlisted with the RAF in England

    He became engaged to English actress Joyce Philips a few weeks before he was killed

    Credited with shooting down 16 enemy aircraft AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Choloy War Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France AWMM 1A. C. 8. AWMM
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19 March 2015Te PapaWellington, New ZealandResearcher