Richard KAIN

Badge Number: S13619

KAIN, Richard

Service Number: 1889
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Nairne, South Australia, 1879
Home Town: Walloway, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Gawler, South Australia, 5 May 1945, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1889, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1889, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 1889

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Bunyip (Gawler, SA : 1863 - 1954)  Fri 11 May 1945


Richard Kain

The late Mr. Richard Kain who died at his residence Adelaide Road, Gawler, on Saturday was one of Australia's old diggers who served in the Great War. After coming to Gawler some years ago Mr. Kain, who took big interest in racing, became a member of the Gawler Jockey Club, and proved a valuable acquisition. Increasing ill health made Mr. Kain withdraw from many of the institutions with which he was associated, he hoping that a quiet life might prolong his days. He was able to attend the G.J.C. Cup meeting at Victoria Park in April. He raced several smart gallopers including Tresanton and Langside. After his racing career Tresanton was used as a sire. Mr. Kain bred the brilliant galloper Queen Baccha and among others produced by East of Suez dam of that mare, was Persian Chief, who has been successful on the turf in recent meetings. The Gawler R.S.L. had a sound supporter in Mr. Kain who strongly advocated the building of a club for old and present day soldiers. There is left the widow (Mrs. Evelyn Kain) who proved a real helpmeet to her husband. Mrs. Kain always played a big part in patriotic appeals, whilst the daughter Margaret is in service with the Forces somewhere in Australia.