Cyra, John Alexander

Regimental Number: 101115
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Branch: 66th Battalion; 9th Reserve Battalion; 4th Labour Battalion

John was born on July 15, 1887 in Webster, Massachusetts. At the time of his enlistment in July of 1915, he was living at Peace River Crossing (3-83-25-W5). John suffered from trench mouth in 1916, and in August of that year he strained his leg in a tug of war. This may have contributed to the phlebitis that caused John to be declared medically unfit and discharged in late 1918 or early 1919. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1917 or 1918 for valuable services rendered in the field. John married Catherine Dorothy in 1918. He died in Seattle, Washington on January 9, 1972.