The son of Thomas and Maggie Rath, Henry Coyle Rath was a hardware clerk from Tweed, Ontario when he enlisted. He was posted to 29 Squadron on the Western Front on 5 June 1918. He scored 12 victories flying the S.E.5a. Rath collided with another 29 Squadron plane at 12,000 feet over Tournai on 25 October 1918. He died from injuries the following day.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Henry Coyle Rath. (FRANCE)
A bold and resolute fighter in the air who has six enemy aeroplanes to his credit. On 14th October he, with three other machines, engaged a large number of enemy scouts; five were shot down, Lieut. Rath destroying two.