Friday 1 January 2010

Private Benjamin Ewart James

Born on 3 October 1895 in Georgina, Ontario - son of Lottie James, Pefferlaw, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pefferlaw, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; gray eyes; auburn hair.

Joined 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 669671) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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