Regimental Number: 147574
Branch: 78th Battalion
James was born in Hilton, Manitoba on October 31, 1892. In 1915, his brother Elmer filed on a homestead at NW 7-71-10-W6 on his behalf. According to the land records, he also filed on NE 25-70-10-W6 in 1917. James enlisted in the Canadian Army in July of 1915; his brother Charles also served during the First World War. James received shrapnel wounds to his right arm in March of 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal in March of 1918. He was knocked down by an explosion in May of 1918 and in August of that year, it was observed that he suffered from shell shock. At some point after the war James, Charles, and their mother moved to Vancouver. James died in Vancouver on October 29, 1984.
Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 562