CAINE, Harry

Service Number: 6968
Enlisted: 2 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nhill, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 September 1918
Cemetery: La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne
Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6968, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 6968, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 6968, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
5 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6968, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Harry Caine enlisted at Dubbo NSW, and gave his next of kin as his father, also Harry Caine, address unknown. Harry stated he was 30 years of age and a labourer, born in 'Nil' Victoria (Nhill). 

Harry was wounded in action on the 21 September 1918, by shrapnel hitting him in the chest, and died of wounds the next day in the 12th Casualty Clearing Station. 

No family members could be traced and his medals, personal effects, plaque and photographs of his grave etc. were marked as "untraceable".