Sunday 4 November 2012

Private James Vallance

Born on 22 January 1887 in Glasgow, Scotland – husband of Lera E. Vallance, Cornwall, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Salvation Army; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 6 February 1915 (number 410649) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – invalided sick to England on 21 August 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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