Sunday 7 August 2011

Private James Pearson

Born on 23 October 1898 in Liverpool, England - brother of Miss Sarah Pearson, c/o W.J. Franklin, Pendleton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ashton, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 December 1916 (number 246777) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - killed in action on 1 September 1918 - buried in Wancourt British Cemetery (grave VIII.D.7), 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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