Keith, James Buchan

Regimental Number: 101237
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 49th Battalion; Canadian Army Medical Corps

James was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 29, 1889 (1884?). He came to the Peace country before the war and filed on a homestead at 14-72-8-W6. In August of 1915, Jim enlisted in the Canadian army. In July of 1916, he suffered from a shell concussion and a gunshot wound to his right leg. After being injured, Jim served in the No. 2 Stationary Hospital at Abbeville, France, with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He caught influenza while there in August 1918 and became dangerously ill. Jim suffered from nephritis both during and after the war; this condition was brought on by his military service. After the war, Jim and his wife Elizabeth M. Cameron Keith returned to Lake Saskatoon. Jim died in 1965 and was buried in the Lake Saskatoon cemetery.

Sources: Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 254