Lawrence, James Clifford

Regimental Number: 905170
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 4th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

James was born in Fort Vermilion on December 3, 1899, though he lied about his age and wrote 1897 on his attestation paper when he enlisted in 1916. After the war, James returned to the Buffalo Lakes area and filed on homesteads at SW32-73-7-W6 and 17-80-3-W6. He married Bessie Hallett in 1921; the couple raised seven children. James died in Dawson Creek, BC on September 1, 1990.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1147; Buffalo Trails p. 86

*James’s uncle Harry and brother Hollis also served in the war