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Ivan William Cain

  • Service number
    • NZ421674 AWMM
    • WWII 421674 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • "Killer Cain" Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 7 September 2015 - Page 88 of the book "Typhoon Warfare - Reminiscences of a rocket firing Typhoon pilot - WW2" by Tom Hall DFC, publ 2000 [reprinted 2004]. ISBN 0646396765
    • The nick name refers to "Cobber Kane", Flying Officer Edgar James Kain, born in Hastings and the first Allied air ace in WW2 who died on 7 June 1940.
      Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 8 September 2015 - own research
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, WW2, Panel names Adams, D.A. - Carr, W.L. (digital photo John Halpin, 2011) - CC BY John Halpin.
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Identity

  • Title
    Warrant Officer Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 7 September 2015 - Military personnel file
  • Forenames
    Ivan William AWMM
  • Surname
    Cain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • "Killer Cain" Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 7 September 2015 - Page 88 of the book "Typhoon Warfare - Reminiscences of a rocket firing Typhoon pilot - WW2" by Tom Hall DFC, publ 2000 [reprinted 2004]. ISBN 0646396765
    • The nick name refers to "Cobber Kane", Flying Officer Edgar James Kain, born in Hastings and the first Allied air ace in WW2 who died on 7 June 1940.
      Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 8 September 2015 - own research
  • Service number
    • NZ421674 AWMM
    • WWII 421674 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 7 September 2015 - Military personnel file

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
  • Date of birth
    23 November 1923 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 August 2015 - Family Information
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of William Cain and Isabella Florence Cain née Holloway Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 August 2015 - http://www.netherlandsfoundation.org.nz/our-stories/read-our-stories/warrant-officer-william-cain/
  • Address before enlistment
    Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 August 2015 - Family Information
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 August 2015 - Family Information

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Trained at Seddon Memorial Technical College Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 August 2015 - Family Information
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ivan Cain was the son of William and Isabella Florence Cain, of Auckland AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    6 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands AWMM 17. C. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Cain Memorial at Brakkenstein, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, unveiled on 6 October 2012; adopted by the Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 7 September 2015 - Own research. See also http://www.4en5mei.nl/herinneren/oorlogsmonumenten/monumenten_zoeken/oorlogsmonument/3737
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 2, p. 283; vol. 3 p. 117 AWMM
    • In Vol. 3, see also correction on p. 564. Public - Dr Nick - Researcher - 8 September 2015 - own research

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
07 September 2015Dr NickWellington, NZResearcher
30 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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