James Edward Cain (c.1886-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

CAIN, JAMES EDWARD, MM. Acting Bombardier. No L/25688. 'D' Battery, 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Hyde Cheshire. Husband of Emily Ann Caine, Church Green, Kirkburton. Employed as a miner by Messrs Swift and Netherwood, Lepton Collieries. Awarded the Military Medal on 17.9.1917, 'for standing to the guns for 16 hours after all his companions had been gassed.' Killed in action, 30.10.1917, aged 31. Buried MINTY FARM CEMETERY, St. JAN, BELGIUM. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 19.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.