Regimental Number: 625031
Branch: 107th Battalion; 6th Battalion, Canadian Engineers
James was born in Saltford, Lancashire, England on August 18, 1898. At the time of his enlistment in March of 1916, he and his parents were living in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. His father also served during World War I. According to the homestead records, James filed on land in the Spirit River Settlement, though there is no actual land location available. James received gunshot wounds to the back on August 18, 1917. He was killed on August 8, 1918 when a shell exploded 65 yards away; a splinter hit James through the heart and he died instantly.