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James Allan Cains

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Cains AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26655 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 October 1914 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Taheke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.W. Cains (mother), Pakaraka, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Cains was the son of Richard Wall Cains and of Gertrude Elizabeth Cains (nee Choat), of Pakaraka, Bay of Islands AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Kaikohe War Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive Kaikohe Far North AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • We remember James.
    My Dad was named after you and yur Brother Sidney. We have named our first born son after you also.
    You are in our thoughts lying so far away.
    We are so proud, and we are thankful you fought for us to live in this beautiful Country.
    Thank you James.
    With love, your family Xx
    Public - Trish - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 69 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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24 April 2021TrishOkaihau, NZOther relative

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