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Sgt Hugh Cairns
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Flowers 1 to 50 (of 54 total)51 - 54 

- Margaret Rose
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
 

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
 

- James Snow
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
 
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Oct. 10, 2013
 
Very proud to call you my Great Uncle. Rest in Peace
- Dean Cairns
 Added: Aug. 10, 2013
 
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 7, 2013
 
Rest in Peace Hugh
- Margo Coulter
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
 

- Dick Mann
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
 

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
 
For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest; nor does any secret thing take place, but that it should come to light.
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 7, 2012
 
I light a candle for Sgt Hugh Cairns ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Dec. 12, 2011
 

- Dick Mann
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
 

- Kat
 Added: Nov. 2, 2011
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Aug. 18, 2011
 

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Dec. 4, 2010
 

- Kat
 Added: Dec. 4, 2010
 

- Dick Mann
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
 
For most conspicuous bravery before Valenciennes on 1st November, 1918, when a machine gun opened on his platoon. Without a moment's hesitation Serjt. Cairns seized a Lewis gun and single-handed, in the face of direct fire, rushed the post, killed the crew of five, and captured the gun. Later, when the line was held up by machine-gun fire, he again rushed forward, killing 12 enemy and capturing 18 and two guns.Subsequently, when the advance was held up by machine guns and field guns, although wounded, he led a small party to outflank them, killing many, forcing about 50 to surrender, and capturing all the guns. After consolidation he went with a battle patrol to exploit Marly and forced 60 enemy to surrender. Whilst disarming this party he was severely wounded. Nevertheless, he opened fire and inflicted heavy losses. Finally he was rushed by about 20 enemy and collapsed from weakness and loss of blood.Throughout the operation he showed the highest degree of valour, and his leadership greatly contributed to the success of the attack. He died on the 2nd November from wounds.
- annabanana
 Added: Sep. 9, 2010
 

- Milou
 Added: Dec. 4, 2009
 
Lest we forget
- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009
 

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 2, 2009
 

- Bob Hufford
 Added: Nov. 2, 2009
 

- Milou
 Added: Dec. 4, 2008
 

- Jill
 Added: Dec. 4, 2008
 
Canada remembers - le Canada se souvient
- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2008
 
Rest in peace brave soul
- P.L.M.
 Added: Nov. 2, 2008
 

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 2, 2008
 
Well Done!
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 6, 2008
 
Thank you and God bless you.
- LTC B, USAR (ret.)
 Added: Oct. 6, 2008
 

- Milou
 Added: Dec. 4, 2007
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 4, 2007
 

- Kat
 Added: Dec. 4, 2007
 

- Cubbiegirl
 Added: Dec. 4, 2007
 
Lest we forget
- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2007
 

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 2, 2007
 
Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Nov. 2, 2007
 

- Kat
 Added: Nov. 2, 2007
 

- anny
 Added: Oct. 6, 2007
 

- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Jun. 25, 2007
 
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Apr. 5, 2007
 
Happy Belated Birthday Sgt. Cairns
- P.L.M.
 Added: Dec. 8, 2006
 
Happy Birthday and God Bless!
- William Graham
 Added: Dec. 4, 2006
 

- gaby hayes
 Added: Nov. 30, 2006
 
Thank you for your valour and supreme sacrifice for Canada.
- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 2, 2006
 
Rest in peace brave soul
- P.L.M.
 Added: Nov. 2, 2006
 

- kate4203
 Added: Jun. 16, 2006
 
in memory
- gaby hayes
 Added: Jun. 14, 2006
 
Thinking of you today, hero. God bless.
- damfino1981
 Added: Mar. 25, 2006
 
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