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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

Gender: Male

Contributed by Durham County Record Office

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