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VC1292    Robert Henry Cain

Name   Robert Henry Cain    No.      

VC Issue No.   1292   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Northumberland Fusiliers attached to the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Airborne Division

Later    

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Major

Place Of Birth   Shanghai, China

Place Of Death   Crowborough, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Braddan Cemetery, Isle of Man, England

Cremated   Worth Crematorium, Crawley, Sussex, England

Date Buried/Cremated   10 May 1974

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Family Grave

Gazetted    2 November 1944

VC Presented   6 December 1944 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Family Headstone, Braddan Cemetery, Isle of Man, England

P  Named on VC Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Robert Cain VC Memorial Chapel, St Brigit's Hospice, Douglas, Isle of Man

P  Named on Wooden Panelling, King William Collegel, Nr Castletown, Isle of Man

Cain Bridge, Castletown, Isle of Man

By The Way…

Father-in-law of TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson


VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment  Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

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BORN    2 January 1909

DIED   2 May 1974   AGE    65

VC Won  19-25 September 1944  AGE   35

Place VC Won   Arnhem, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War