William Cairns Image

Name

Runner William Cairns

Born

1898-05-10

From

Occupation

Student

Religion

Presbyterian

Death

1923-09-23

Where Died




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Service Record 1


Regimental Number

228336

Highest Rank

Private

Conflict

Battalion

115th Battalion

Wounded Date

1918-10

Wounds

Shrapnel wounds, torso and left lung.


Service Record 2


Regimental Number

228336

Highest Rank

Runner

Conflict

Battalion

201st Battalion

Enlisted

Toronto, ON

Enlistment Date

1916-04-20



Notes

Information provided by a family member states that William was born on the 4th Concession of Saugeen Township. He lied about his age in order to enlist. He came home after having been wounded and gassed. He received an enlistment grant of $15.00, paid to the young men who joined up for active overseas service.




Sources & Links

a) Bruce Remembers feedback, 22 February 2010;
b) Bruce County Genealogical Society Surname Collection (obituary for William Cairns);
c) Saugeen History Hunters. “Roots and Branches of Saugeen, 1854-1984: a history of Saugeen Township.” [Port Elgin, Ont.]: Saugeen History Hunters, 1984.
- Library & Archives Canada



News Clippings


The Port Elgin Times, 12 September 1923
The Port Elgin Times, 12 September 1923
William Cairns
William Cairns
William Cairns and family
William Cairns and family
Port Elgin Times, May 2, 1917, p.1
Port Elgin Times, May 2, 1917, p.1

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