Wednesday 23 February 2011

Honorary Captain James Sime Miller

Born on 24 June 1879 in Alnmouth, Northumberland, England - husband of Catharine Miller, Crystal City, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as Minister of Presbyterian Church of Canada; Presbyterian; no current or previous military service.

Joined the 222nd Battalion, CEF, as Captain and battalion chaplain in Camp Hughes, Manitoba, on 19 September 1916 - taken on the strength of Canadian Chaplain Services in France on 5 January 1918 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as battalion chaplain from 11 January to 12 November 1918.

(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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