Private Arthur Thomas Cain

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Apr 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Ramridge End
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th June 1917
Pte Arthur Thomas Cain

Pte Arthur Thomas Cain, 29204, 13th Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action on April 28th, 1917. The 36-year-old had initially been reported missing.

Born and bred in Stopsley, he was the son of Cyrus and Selina Cain, who lived in the village. He had married Minnie Winifred Buckingham in 1902 and the couple had seven children. At the time of Arthur's death the family lived at Ramridge End, Stopsley. He is commemorated on the Stopsley War Memorial.

Minnie remarried in 1919, her new husband being Albert Pratt.

The "Dead Man's Penny" in the slideshow below was dug up in a garden in Ashcroft Road, Stopsley, in 2002. Pte Cain's son Leslie was killed while serving with the Royal Armoured Corps in North Africa during World War Two.

Author: Deejaya

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