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Bernard Kain
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
29th Regiment Worcestershire Crest
Title 1881
NameKAIN – Bernard
Regiment (s)29th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 868
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th December 1831 / 19 years / Coleraine Londonderry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 9 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th January 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej and Punjaub Medals clasps Sobraon Goojerat and Chillianwallah
Intended Residence at
Richmond Middlesex England
Pension Districts1853 South London
1853 Tralee Kerry
1855 – 1894 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Killown Coleraine Londonderry Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCaroline b 1842/1848 Possibly India
M PLATT Frederick 12th October 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 10th February 1927 Fremantle Western Australia
Catherine b 10th October 1844
Bp 12th October 1844 (In hospital) Ghazeepore India
Catherine b 20th July 1847
Bp 13th September 1847 Kussowlee India
Frederick B
M BRIGGS Amelia 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Susan Jane B 9th July 1853 Richmond England
Bp 15th August 1853 St. Elizabeth’s Richmond Surrey England
M LOVEGROVE William 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
D 4th January 1916 Claremont Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 2nd December 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
Bp 21st December 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
M ROSE John 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
D 31st July 1926 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Patrick Bernard B 28th October 1859
Bp 18th November 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M GAULT Emma 1887
D 15th November 1929 Beaconsfield Western Australia
bur Fremantle Cemetery Anglican MON A2 0150
Dennis James B 24th April 1863 Perth Western Australia
Bp 17th May 1863 Perth Western Australia
M O’GORMAN Annie 1893 Roebourne Western Australia
D 23rd November 1932 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Esther Evelyn or Eveline B 29th March 1866 Perth Western Australia
Bp 5th April 1866 Perth Western Australia
M SPENCER Edward Francis 1889 Fremantle Western Australia
D 6th October 1955 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Butlers Swamp Lot 234 9½ acres
Freshwater Bay Lot 248 half acre
Occupation after
Warder for the Convict establishment from 13th September 1856 to retirement in 1874. Awarded pension of £39/15/3 from 1st October 1874 (Warders & Gaolers page 116)
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 17th November 1877 page 3
Inquirer and Commercial News 15th October 1879 page 4 Bernard and son James charged with stealing a cow
The Daily News Tuesday 18th November 1890 page 3 Death of Catherine
The West Australian Tuesday 20th November 1894 – page 4
Inquirer & Commercial News 23rd November 1894 page 6
Western Mail Friday 7th January 1916 page 33 Deaths of William & Susan Lovegrove
The Daily News Wednesday 18th December 1929 page 8 death of son Patrick
The Daily News Thursday 24th November 1932 page 5 death of Dennis James
Sunday Times Sunday 27th November 1932 – page 8
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th November 1894 Henry Street Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
9th November 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1895/007
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 location Edinburgh and Glasgow
1851 Location Meerut India
Discharge: Chronic rheumatism and dyspnoea
We do not know how many children Bernard and Catherine had but we have listed births for nine, Fred Kain is mentioned in Caroline Platt’s obituary as her brother, so far his birth has not been found although a Frederick Kane died in March 1904 aged 60. Caroline Platt died in 1927 age 79 which suggested her birth was 1848. The Bi-Centennial Dictionary said she may have been the sister of Bernard Kain who witnessed the marriage; however, we have listed her as a child of Bernard and Catherine.
In the obituary for Patrick Bernard Kain it said he was the second son of Bernard Kain so we are missing one son, maybe Frederick.
On 1st September 1862 Bernard Kain, warder, applied for full title to Avon location 194 of 2 acres the purchase money was £1/10/0
WO23 shows having gone to Adelaide South Australia. However, believe this information incorrect and has been confused with the name of the Ship arrival.