Pickard, James Wemyss

Regimental Number: 624287
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 78th Battalion

James was born in Selkirk, Scotland on September 30, 1891. He moved to Canada in 1912, and he and his father were living in Vermilion, Alberta at the time of his enlistment in January of 1916. In March 1918, James suffered from gunshot wounds to his back. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1919. James came to Grande Prairie in 1925 as manager of the Revillon Wholesale Ltd. He later moved to Dawson Creek, and in 1956 on to Lethbridge, where he retired in 1959. James died in 1984.

Source: surname file