WW1 Military Medal & Bar to 24th Battalion (Quebec Regiment)
MM & bar named to : 920128 CPL. H. CAIRNS 24/QUEBEC R.
VF with edge knock.
Hubert Cairns was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland (recorded as Liverpool, England attestation papers) on 5th April 1896 and was an Automobile Driver by occupation when he attested in Montreal on 8th November 1916 into the 199th (Irish Canadian Rangers) Battalion. He was a pre-war member of the 55th Irish Canadian Rangers Militia. He was wounded on 17th October 1918, awarded the Military Medal L.G. 24th January 1919 and a Bar to his Military Medal L.G. 29th March 1919. Both of his brothers were killed in the war, his mother, Elizabeth Cairns was his next of kin and she resided at 7 Alder Street, Liverpool. He was invalided to Canada on 9th January 1919 and discharged 15th April 1919. He then proceeded to Liverpool on the SS Minedosa arriving 1st May 1919. He married Elizabeth Campbell Bradley on 24th May 1920.