CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant John MacIntyre Airth
Died: February 3, 1959

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
12th Reserve Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Renfrew, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Charlotte Airth, mother. Renfrew, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Renfrew, Ontario
Date of Birth:
September 24, 1881
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Renfrew, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 18, 1915
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
42 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded February 19, 1918 at Hill 70
Date of Death:
February 3, 1959
Age at Death:
77
Buried at:
Renfrew Public Cemetery, Renfrew, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
130th Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 130th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot

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

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross