Topic: Thomas William Gain

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Thomas William Gain
Date of Birth: 12 August 1894
Serial number: 10/2611
Occupation before enlistment:
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 14 August 1915
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Last unit served: Machine Gun Corps
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 3 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Biographical notes:

Son of Mr and Mrs G Gain of Donald's Estate, Featherston.

According to Luxford, Gain was buried on the Ypres Front, near Gravenstafel.

Obituary:
Wairarapa Daily Times 20 October 1917
"Private Thomas Gain, of South Featherston, has been killed in action. Deceased was 22 years of age and left with the 6th Reinforcements"

Student researcher: Jeremy Graham

 

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