Leslie Auburn CAINE


CAINE, Leslie Auburn

Service Number: 4449
Enlisted: 5 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia , April 1892
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Golburn MU IOOF Loyal Coronation Lodge WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
15 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4449, 3rd Infantry Battalion
15 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4449, 3rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From On This Day - Australian Military History

#OTD: We Remember Private Leslie Caine

Today we pause to remember the life and service of 4449 Private Leslie Auburn Caine, who was killed in action at Fleurbaix on the 29th of June 1916.
Originally from Goulburn, NSW, Leslie worked as a labourer prior to enlisting on the 22nd of September 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 14th Reinforcements from Sydney on 15 January 1916 aboard RMS Osterley. On arrival in France he joined the 3rd Battalion on 8 June 1916 and was killed in action at Fleurbaix on 29 June 1916. Pte Caine is buried in Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.