Herbert CAIN MM

CAIN, Herbert

Service Number: 1646
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Vic., 1887
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horserider
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1646, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1646, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Military Medal

'For gallant and conspicuous devotion to duty during the attack on LIHONS on 11th August 1918. During a counter-attack this soldier showed great resource and devotion to duty. He collected enemy bombs and S.A.A. under heavy fire, acted as sole sentry on a communication trench at a very critical period and later carried messages under heavy fire. He set a good example of personal courage and resourcefulness to his comrades under very arduous conditions materially assisting in the defeat of the very superior enemy force.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919