Private John Cain

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

116 Hartley Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st May 1917
Pte John Cain

Pte John Cain, 29205, 13th Essex Regiment, was killed in action near Arras on April 28th, 1917. The 23-year-old had initially been posted as missing and his widow, Eliza Jane, had received no further regular letters from him.

John Cain was employed as a grinder at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road before joining up in August 1916. He had married Eliza Jane Hall at St Matthew's Church, Luton, on November 20th, 1915, and lived at 116 Hartley Road, Luton. He was drafted to France within a few days of his first wedding anniversary.

John was the son of Harry Charles and Emma Cain, of 76 North Street, Luton. His widow remarried in Luton in 1919, her second husband being Bernard Fawcett.

Individual Location

Pte John Cain

Author: Deejaya

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