Silcox, James Henry Birch

Regimental Number: 3205512
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

James was born on January 7, 1888 in Meaford, Ontario. He filed for his homestead near Goodfare, Alberta in 1917 (SW 14-72-12-W6). According to records, James had no known relatives. He was drafted into the Canadian Army in November of 1917. On August 28, 1918, less than three weeks after arriving in France, James was killed by a shell “on the eastern edge of the village of Cherisy, while his Company was advancing to support the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade.” He was buried in the Sun Quarry Cemetery in Cherisy, France. James’s grave marker is inscribed with “Lest We Forget.”

Source: homestead record