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Full Name: Thomas McKain
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Thomas
Surname: McKain
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/686
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Daniel McKain (father), Weraroa, Levin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Paroa, Westland, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Tahiti or Athenic
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 453
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 23 July 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. III. 2.
Biographical Notes: Thomas McKain was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKain, of Weraroa, Levin, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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