Cairns, Sgt. Hugh b. December 4, 1896 d. November 2, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ashington, Northumberland, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 46th South Saskatchewan Battalion, Canadian Exteditionary Force. On November 1, 1918, in the town of Valenciennes, France, when a machine gun opened on Sergeant Cairns' platoon, he rushed the post, killed the crew of five and captured the gun. Later, when the line was held up by more machine gun fire, he again rushed forward, killing 12 enemy and capturing 18 prisoners and two guns...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Auberchicourt, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: I.A.8.