Source: 116th Excel sheet by Mark Carmichael re. soldiers of 116th that served with the 18th Battalion.
Family Search: When Herbert Henry Cairns was born on 29 March 1881, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, Andrew Cairns, was 57 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Burr, was 33. He lived in Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1916 and Brooklin, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1920. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1916, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as labourer in Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada. He died on 3 September 1955, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada.