Haire, Francis (Frank)
No. 622913, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF
Killed in action on Wednesday 11 October 1916 (aged 23)
No known grave
Vimy Memorial, France
Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance
In the 4 November 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle it was reported that Private Frank Haire, Canadian Mounted Rifles, had been killed in action on 11 October 1916 and that he was a cousin of Mrs Campbell, 33½ William Street, Newtownards.
Frank’s name is included in a Roll of Honour published in the 6 January 1917 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle.
In his attestation papers, it is recorded that Francis Haire was born on 22 June 1893 in Belfast and he cited his brother James as his next-of-kin. James lived at 66 St Leonard’s Street, Newtownards Road, Belfast. It was also noted that he was 5 feet 5 inches tall with a fair complexion, grey eyes and dark hair.
After Frank Haire moved to Canada he worked as a mechanic and he enlisted on 16 September 1915 at Camp Hughes, Winnipeg.
Private Frank Haire served with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and he was 23 when he was killed in action on 11 October 1916.
Private Frank Haire has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France; on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) and in the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance.