Henry Fairfax Ayres, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (1885-1979): The son of Colonel Charles Greenlief Ayers, United States Army, and the grandson of Major General Romeyn Beck Ayers, United States Army.
COLONEL HENRY FAIRFAX AYRES, AT 92
AN OFFICER IN BOTH WORLD WARS
WASHINGTON, January 13, 1979 – Colonel Henry Fairfax Ayres, retired, died Tuesday at his home in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He was 92 years old.
Colonel Ayres was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in the class of 1908. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.
After the war, he was a securities broker in New York City with Blair Company Investment Bankers and lived in Rye, New York.
Colonel Ayres retired in 1937 and moved to Vermont. There he was the legal committee chairman of the Vermont Sugar Makers Association and was instrumental in passing the grading law for maple syrup.
He re-entered theservice as a Colonel in the Air Force following the ourbreak of World War II, overseeing the convoying of pilots and flight crews to the Pacific and European theaters of operation.
He retired in 1945 after being injured while on a PT Boat raid in the Dover Straits.
Colonel Ayres is survived by his wife, Mary, and his son, Henry, of Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also survived by a grandson.
A military funeral will be held January 15 at Arlington National Cemetery.
AYRES, HENRY FAIRFAX
- United States Army
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown – 01/01/1945
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/23/1886
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/1979
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/15/1979
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 12-I
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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