Regimental Number: 183464
Branch: 31st Battalion
James was born in Macduff, Scotland on April 19, 1891. He came over the Edson Trail in 1914 and filed on a homestead at NE 14-72-4-W6. In November of 1915 James enlisted in the Canadian Army. His medical records state that he had slightly deformed toes. In October of 1916, James was wounded in the right leg. He returned to the South Peace after the war. In 1920 James married Elizabeth Ann Muirison Alexander from southern Alberta and brought her home. They eventually retired to Campbell River, BC. James died on June 1, 1970.
Sources: surname file; Pioneers of the Peace p. 312-313; Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 149; March 2 1928 p. 5 c. 1