Private David Bain

David Bain was born in Scotland to David and Katherine Bain on June 25th 1892. He was one of six children. On May 23rd 1910 he and his family immigrated to Canada on the SS Hesperian from Glasgow. David lived at 43 Cedar Street in Galt (Cambridge), Ontario. He and his family belonged to the Presbyterian Church. He worked as a laborer in Galt earning $270 in 1910. On January 13th 1915 at the age of 22 David, a militia member, volunteered for service in the First World War. He was killed in action on October 13th 1915 in Wytschaete, Belgium. Private David Bain is buried at the St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery. His family had his headstone engraved with “Too dearly loved to be forgotten.”

Service number: A/2028


“Bain, D,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 10, 2015,,%20D