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Date of birth08 April 1888
Date of death23 July 1915
Mothers nameAmelia (née O'Hara)
Spouses nameUnmarried
Fathers nameDaniel McKain
SiblingsAda, Amelia May, Daniel William, Laura Charlotte , Henry, Arthur , Argyle, John Ward, Eva Maynard, Celia Churchward , James Frederick, Lilian Vera, Gertrude Grace, Ernest Theodore
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Cause of deathTetanus
Buried wherePieta Military Cemetery, Malta. B.III.2
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Last known residenceParoa, Grey County, Westland, NZ
Awards1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Gallipoli Medallion
Place of birthLower Hutt, New Zealand
OccupationWood machinist
Place of deathMalta
Date of arrival overseas03 December 1914
Theatres of warGallipoli
Place of embarkationWellington
War memorialLevin, Weraroa Peace Gates, Foxton, Foxton School
Place enlistedGreymouth
Christian namesJoseph Thomas
Place of arrival overseasAlexandria, Egypt
SchoolHutt 1896 - 1900
Service number6/686
Date enlisted14 August 1914
Final rankPrivate
Regiment or service1st Bn Canterbury Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date16 October 1914
User reference2.122

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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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