CEF Soldier Detail

Captain John Cuthbert Stairs
Died: September 15, 1916

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
25th Battalion
Company:
C Company
Place of Birth:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
George W Stairs, 20 Kent St., Halifax, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 3, 1891
Trade or Calling:
lawyer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
December 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
7 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Courcelette
Date of Death:
September 15, 1916
Age at Death:
24
Buried at:
Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot:
I. O. 13.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 9223 - 12
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 25th Battalion C Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 25th Battalion A
Son of George and Helen Stairs. Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion. Served with the 66th Regiment (Princess Louise Fusiliers) prior to the war. The war diary for September 15, 1916 reports that Stairs was missing, along with several other officers. His brother George was killed at Ypres in 1915 and another brother Denis served in the 40th and 25th Battalions.