Monday 27 June 2011

Private James Orman

Born on 4 January 1897 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of James Orman, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddish complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 12 October 1915 (number 220005) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 or 28 November 1916 - killed accidentally on 22 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VI.F.20), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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