Born at Flemington, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted at Perth on 5 July 1915 age 21, assistant Town Clerk at Cottesloe. Nok parents, William Patrick Cain and Alice Cain who lived on the corner Marmion and John Sts, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915. Served in the Middle East and France where, in June 1916 at Armentieres, he received gunshot wounds to his leg and back. He saw action at Bullecourt, Passchendaele Ridge, Amiens and Villers Bretonneux and died of wounds on 24 April 1918. Buried at Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, France, Plot 1 Row B about 8 kilometres W/NW of Hazebrouck. His personal effects were: pipe, purse, 4 titles, 2 cartridges, cards, letters, 2 rings, metal matchbox, 3 badges, 3 buttons and a folding comb. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM, and VM.