Saturday 14 July 2012

Private James Grimshaw Kay Stones

Born on 28 October 1896 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England - next of kin listed as Anne Louise Stones, Blackburn, Lancashire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Guelph Officers' Training Corps; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 410996) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 2 or 5 June 1916.

(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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