Herbert Vincent Cain

Name

Herbert Vincent Cain

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/05/1916
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
3145
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
III.F.33
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

4 Co' Hertfordshire Reg' Territorials’ Memorial, Hitchin St Mary's Church Roll of Honour, Hitchin

Pre War

He was the son of Mrs Mary Jane Cain of Bootmakers Cottage, Shenley, Barnet. His home was at Whitwell, but he enlisted in Hertford.

Wartime Service

His Regimental number was 3145 and he was killed in action in France. The 1st Battalion Hertfordshires was part of the 118th Brigade in the 39th Division. According to the Regimental history, in the Spring and Summer of 1916, they were not involved in any important engagements. At the beginning of March, they were at Ebbingham a few miles east of GHQ at St. Omer and for the next few months were probably used in support, relief and to provide working parties where necessary for other units situated nearer the front. This would account for men being killed in the area of Festubert between May and early August and north of Ploegsteert in mid-August 1916. He was buried in Plot III, Row F, Grave 33 in the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Dunne, David C Baines, Jonty Wild