Regimental Number: 32720
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: Canadian Army Medical Corps
James was born in London, England on March 17, 1888. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted at Valcartier in September of 1914. James worked as a military cook at some point during the war. In August of 1916, he was tried and convicted for disobeying a command given by a superior officer and threatening his superior officer. James was sentenced to be imprisoned with hard labor for two terms of six months. On January 13, 1917, he was released under the Suspension of Sentences Act. James married Amy in 1917. He was discharged on September 20, 1919 and that same year filed on the western half of 34-77-2-W6. James’s present address in Red Deer was 1922.