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Started by: heritagelass (116)

For flaggy delf - you may already have this - reference your relative Hance Cain, born 17 Dec. 1881.
his widow was awarded a pension of 25shillings and fivepence
for herself and her children after his death.
His record shows: He enlisted 25 May 1917 for the duration
of the war. Posted to 3rd Batt. 1 June 1917. Embarked from
Folkestone 19 Aug. 1917. Landed Boulogne 20 Aug. 1917 and
posted to 1st Batt. 29 Aug. 1917. Killed 26 Oct.1917.
Awarded British War Medal & Victory Medal.
It says he was employed as a Boiler Fireman at enlistment
and he was aged 35. Height 5feet 3 ins: eyes blue, complexion dark. He had married Elizabeth, his widow, in 1910, religion CofE.
Son of Edward & Elizabeth Cain who lived at 29 Francis Stree, Ince on the 1901 Census.

Replied: 17th Jul 2012 at 12:00

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