Haynes, James

Regimental Number: 231755
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

James was born in Manchester, England on January 19, 1889. In May of 1916, he filed on a homestead at NW 27-73-10-W6. According to his attestation paper, James was living in Lacombe, Alberta at the time of his enlistment in August of 1916. He arrived in England in November of 1916, and approximately a month later married Carrie. On August 24, 1917, James went missing, presumably at the Battle of Hill 70. In February of 1918, he was “for official purposes presumed to have died on or since 24-8-17.” James is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.