|Date of birth||08 April 1888|
|Date of death||23 July 1915|
|Mothers name||Amelia (née O'Hara)|
|Fathers name||Daniel McKain|
|Siblings||Ada, Amelia May, Daniel William, Laura Charlotte , Henry, Arthur , Argyle, John Ward, Eva Maynard, Celia Churchward , James Frederick, Lilian Vera, Gertrude Grace, Ernest Theodore|
|Children||, , , ,|
|Cause of death||Tetanus|
|Buried where||Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. B.III.2|
|Places of relevance||, , , ,|
|Last known residence||Paroa, Grey County, Westland, NZ|
|Awards||1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Gallipoli Medallion|
|Place of birth||Lower Hutt, New Zealand|
|Place of death||Malta|
|Date of arrival overseas||03 December 1914|
|Theatres of war||Gallipoli|
|Place of embarkation||Wellington|
|War memorial||Levin, Weraroa Peace Gates, Foxton, Foxton School|
|Christian names||Joseph Thomas|
|Place of arrival overseas||Alexandria, Egypt|
|School||Hutt 1896 - 1900|
|Date enlisted||14 August 1914|
|Regiment or service||1st Bn Canterbury Regiment NZEF|
|Embarkation date||16 October 1914|
Last Employer: Shatford Blair & Co Greymouth.
Age on Enlistmant: 26 years 4 months.
Height: 5’9”. Weight: 142lb.
Chest: 34½”- 38”. Complexion: Fair.
Eyes: Blue. Hair: Fair.
Previous Military Training: Hutt Valley Rifles 2 years.
Wounded Dardanelles 8 May 1915 and admitted to 'Franconia' with gun shot wound to thigh. The 'Franconia' was a troop ship which was torpedoed and sunk in 1916 near Fastnet.
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