Cairnes, Thomas James

Regimental Number: 904890
Rank: Private
Branch: 194th Battalion; 49th Battalion

Thomas was born in Lindsay, Ontario on September 1, 1892. He homesteaded at 26-72-10-W6 and enlisted in the Canadian army on March 26, 1916. Thomas received a gunshot wound to his right hand on October 30, 1917 at Passchendaele and was sent back to Canada in September of 1918, medically unfit because of his wound. Thomas and his wife Vera were living in Grandview, Manitoba at the time of his death on October 31, 1953.