CEF Award Detail

Lieutenant James Archibald Foote

Military Cross

Regimental Number:
Canadian Railway Troops
256th Railway Construction Battalion
Enlistment Date:
August 24, 1914
Date of Birth:
July 23, 1880
Date of Death:
August 14, 1949
Date of Award:
August 16, 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while engaged in the maintenance oflight railways. The area where he was working was subjected to intense shell fire,and the line was broken in six places. He repeatedly reorganised his working parties,who had suffered casualties, and by his example and encouragement kept his men atwork under most difficult conditions. By his efforts the line was kept open, and the supply of ammunition was ensured.
Date of Citation:
Citation Source:
London Gazette Issue 30845 Page 9569
Award exists:
Award location:
Held by Family
Award comments:
Soldier Notes:

Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 [an Original]. Wounded April 11, 1915. Struck off strength April 14, 1915. Invalided owing to sickness or wounds.

Re-enlisted December 11, 1916 and again as an Lieutenant to the 256th Overseas Railway Construction Battalion March 6, 1917. 

MC - London Gazette#30845 Pg#9569.   (With Railway Troop)   

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