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Thomas McKain

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  • Service number
    6/686 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    McKain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6/686 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    8 April 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Paroa, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Daniel McKain (father), Weraroa, Levin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6/686 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas McKain was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKain, of Weraroa, Levin, New Zealand.

    Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 12 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 15 May 1915.
    Embarked for Dardanelles, 26 May 1915; rejoined unit, 1 June 1915.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 10 July 1915 (bomb wound, foot and hand), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to sweeper; admitted to hospital, Malta, 18 July 1915 (dangerously ill); died of tetanus, 23 July 1915.

    Parents: Mr and Mrs Daniel McKain, Weraroa, Levin AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    23 July 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Malta to Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM
  • Grave reference
    B. III. 2. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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