Written by Norman Cramp, Director Darwin Military Museum.
The First to Enlist
James (Jimmy) Cain was a ‘Territorian’ who enlisted in the 1st Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) in 1915. He was among the first Territorians to enlist, along with Albert Borella, Robert Dingwall Butters (real name Buttercase), James Park and Frank Thompson shown in the photograph on the right.
L-R standing: Albert Borella, VC., MM., MiD., Lt. Robert Butters (Buttercase), James Park. L-R kneeling: James Cain and Frank Thompson. (Source: NT Library)