Edward "Teddy" Cain (1891-1978)
Discharged from military service due to rheumatic fever
Attested to the Royal Garrison Artillery on 9 Nov 1914. Discharged on 21 Nov 1914 as “not being likely to make an efficient soldier”.
A short biography of Teddy Cain can be found here:
After the war Edward Cain became involved in local politics and from 1934 served on Easington District Council.
A collection of Edward Cain’s records can be found at Durham County Record Office, D/X 338.
Civil Parish: Wingate
Birth date: 1891
Death date: 1978
Armed force/civilian: Army
Residence: Born: Dawdon, Seaham Harbour (1911 census and Army Pension Records)
79 Victoria Street West, Shotton Colliery (1911 census)
397 New Row, Wingate (Army Pension Records)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Employment: Putter, coal miner
Family: Parents: James Cain, Jane Cain
Siblings: James Cain, John Cain, Thomas Cain, Michael Cain, William Cain, Annie Cain, Winifred Cain (1911 census)
Wife: Frances Mary Kelly, married 6 Dec 1913 (Army Pension Records)
Son: Edward Cain, born 24 June 1914 (Army Pension Records)
Medal(s): Silver War Badge
Contributed by Durham County Record Office
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