Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward Fox Thairs

In memory of:

Lieutenant Edward Fox Thairs

August 8, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


"C" Coy. 3rd Bn.

Additional Information

Son of George Thairs, of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 511 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

C. 3.


Demuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. TORONTO CEMETERY is 2 kilometres north of Demuin village, in the fields.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Edward Thairs– Edward Fox Thairs (1895-1918) was   killed on August 8, 1918 while serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion. He was the son of LCol George F. Thairs and Mrs.
Thairs, St. Catharines, Ontario. He attended Ridley College, St. Catharines,
  • Memorial– The Cenotaph at Memorial Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, was dedicated on August 7th, 1927 by the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII), and unveiled by Brigadier General W. B. M. King, C.M.G., D.S.O.  The names of St. Catharines men who died as a result of their service during World War I are listed on two bronze tablets located at City Hall.

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