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Lieutenant John MacIntyre Airth



Date of birth: 1881-09-24
Place of birth: Renfrew Ontario Canada
Next of kin: Charlotte Airth, mother. Renfrew, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farmer
Occupation (normalized): General Farmer
Address: Renfrew, Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1959-02-03


Regimental number: NA
Highest Rank: Lieutenant
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant (Army). 1918-04-29 to 1918-06-05
  2. Lieutenant (Army). 1918-03-05 to 1918-04-29
  3. Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1917-03-06 to 1918-03-05
  4. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-10-08 to 1917-03-06
  5. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-09-23 to 1916-10-08
  6. Captain (Army). 1916-05-20 to 1916-09-23
  7. Lieutenant (Army). 1915-12-31 to 1916-05-20
  8. Sergeant (Army). 1915-11-18 to 1915-12-31
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded February 19, 1918 at Hill 70

Military Cross
Date of award: 1918-02-18
Source: London Gazette No. 30530, pg. 2162


LAC ID: 3058
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B0059-S008
Uploader's Notes:

Son of John Airth and Charlotte Jane Airth (nee McTavish); husband of Ethel Airth (nee MacLaren) married December 10, 1921. His wife's obituary refers to him as Major John M. Airth

Although his service record indicates that he held the rank of Sergeant with the 42nd Regiment until promoted to Lieutenant on December 31, 1915, there is no indication of any C.E.F. Service Number having been issued to him

On Feb. 18, 1918, he was awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 30530). He was severely wounded by a machine-gun bullet wound to right shoulder the following day while returning from the lines with a working party

Discharged June 5, 1918 on Compassionate Grounds

Uploader's Research notes: 130th Battalion Nominal Roll [Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion Sergeant Army Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion Captain Army Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion Military Cross ]


Date added: 2012-04-14
Last modified: 2020-06-18