war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Territorial Force.
Attestation of
No. 1062 – Alfred James Pain – The Buffs.
Alfred Thomas Pain.
Teynham, near Ashford, Kent.
Age 17 years – 6 months.
Occ. Smith’s Mate.
Employed by Palmer’s and Son.
Residing at 149, London Road, Dover.
I (No. 1062) Private A. T. Pain at present serving in the 4th Bn. The Buffs, Kent Territorial Force enlisted on 21/4/10 for a period of 4 years. 
Next of kin, Mrs Susan Elizabeth Pain, mother, 149, London Road, Dover.
Joined at Dover, 21/4/10.
The Buffs, 4th Preliminary Training, Pte. 21/4/10.
 4th Annual Training Sgt. 23/7/10 to 6/8/10.
Promoted Sgt. 22/11/15.
4th Posted Sgt. 14/8/16.
The Buffs 4th Reserve, Posted Sgt. 12/10/16.
3rd. Posted Sgt, 29/12/16.
6th Missing Sgt. 3/5/17.
Death presumed, Sgt. 3/5/17.
Home 21/4/10 to 28/10/14.
India 29/10/14 to 4/8/15.
Aden 5/8/15 to 4/2/16.
India 5/2/16 to 13/8/16.
Home 14/8/16 to 29/12/16.
BEF France 20/12/16.
6th Btn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) G/13570. Sgt. Pain. Alfred Thomas deceased.
Father of soldier, Stephen Pain, 149, London Road, Dover.
Mother, Susan E. Pain address as above.
Frederick Pain, age 35, (G&O or GPO) Victoria, B. C. Canada.
George Vincent Pain, age 33, 69, London Road, Dover.
Charles William Pain, age 31, 8, Glenfield Road, Buckland, Dover.
Annie Elizabeth Mepham, age 34, age 44, Watling Street, Canterbury.
Mr. G. Pascall.
154, London Road,
Dover, Kent.
May 14th 1920.
Dear Sir,
I am writing on behalf of (Mrs Pain, 149, London Road, Dover) who lost her son in France on 3rd May 1917. She wants to know when she will receive his medals, the 1914 Star British War Victory medal and Territorial Efficiency medal.
You will inform me.
I remain
Yours sincerely
G. Pascall.
No. 13570. Sgt. A.T. Pain. 6th Buffs. A. Coy. B.E.F.
He was originally in the 1-4 Buffs but was transferred to the 6th in 1916.
Father. S. Pain, 149 London Road, Dover.
War Office. (C2 Casualties) Alexander Place, N.22.
9th March 1921. 1350. Sgt. A. T. Pain. 6th East Kent Regiment.
Death officially accepted as having occurred on or since 3/5/17. The Director of Graves Registration on enquiries reports that the above soldier’s grave has been located Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, E.S.E. of Arras.
Will you please inform the next-of-kin accordingly expressing the regret of the Army Council that it must now be definitely accepted that the soldier was killed. 
It will not be necessary for any fresh documents to be rendered to the War Office.

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