Lawrence KAIN

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KAIN, Lawrence

Service Numbers: 119, 4898, S1572
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th/33rd Garrison Battalion
Born: Blumberg, South Australia, 4 August 1888
Home Town: Birdwood (formerly Blumberg), Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Accidental, Barmera, South Australia, 6 December 1943, aged 55 years
Cemetery: Barmera (Upper Murray) Garden of Memory Cemetery
Plot A. Row A. Grave 6
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, GumerachaHB2*
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 119, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 119, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 119, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Divisional Signal Company
7 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Divisional Signal Company
15 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Corporal , 2nd Divisional Signal Company
25 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Corporal , SN 4898, 2nd Divisional Signal Company

World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S1572, Keswick, South Australia
6 Dec 1943: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S1572, 25th/33rd Garrison Battalion

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Biography

Saw World War One service with the 27th Battalion and later the 2nd Divisional Signal Company.

Also saw service during World War Two with the 25/33 Garrison Battalion which at the time was posted to protecting Loveday Internment Camp in the Riverland. He was killed Accidentally whilst serving with this unit.