Regimental Number: 101354
Branch: 49th Battalion
James was born in Seaforth, Ontario on September 17, 1895. In 1912, he took over a homestead his father had initially filed on at NE 5-72-5-W6. James enlisted in the Canadian Army in October of 1915. On January 28, 1917, James was wounded at Vimy – he had received shrapnel wounds to his back, shoulder, and face, and his jaw was fractured. There are no military records for 1918; it is possible that he was in hospital during that time. James was granted permission to marry on January 28, 1919. On May 21, 1919, he was invalided to Canada. He received palate surgery (no doubt the effect of his injuries in 1917). James died on January 24, 1960.