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  • LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens
  • LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens
  • LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens
  • LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens

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LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens

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LT. Thairs - Killed at the Battle of Amiens

Memorial Cross GV (Lieut. E.F. THAIRS). Naming is officially engraved. Very fine. Accompanied by his Memorial Plaque (EDWARD FOX THAIRS) in a bronze cross-shaped frame (200 mm x 200 mm); a solid brass Toronto Regiment badge (56 mm); plus copies of his Officers' Declaration Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and Will. Footnote: Edward Fox Thairs was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on January 21, 1895, the son of Colonel George Thairs of Ridley College. He signed his Officers' Declaration Paper in St. Catharines on February 14, 1916 with the 176th Infantry Battalion, Niagara Rangers. He stated that he was active with the 19th Regiment and that his occupation was that of Bank Clerk. The Battalion sailed April 29, 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel D. Shrape with a strength of 18 officers, including Thairs, and 446 other ranks. Once in England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 12th Reserve Battalion. He eventually made his way to the French theatre of operations with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment, "C" Company, where he was Killed in Action at the Battle of Amiens, August 8, 1918 at the age of 23. He is buried in the Toronto Cemetery in Somme, France, with his mother Louisa receiving his Memorial Cross.
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