CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel James Kennedy Cornwall

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
218th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Brantford, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Evelyn Cornwall, Wife, 27th and Villa St., Edmonton, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
27th and Villa St., Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Birth:
October 29, 1871
Trade or Calling:
Transportation
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
March 3, 1916
Age at enlistment:
44
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
43 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Not Specified
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box r2014 - 27
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Infantry 218th Battalion

There are two forms for this soldier, the first is an attestation as filled in above, and the second is an OFFICERS' DECLARATION PAPER for the 218th Battalion C.E.F. which is dated 10 March 1916.   He states that his former military service was "Revolution - South America".

Cornwall's photo appeared in the Red Deer News on 07 June 1916, pg. 1, with the following caption:

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JAMES KENNEDY CORNWALL of Edmonton, Alberta, member of the Alberta Legislature for Peace River, who has been appointed to command a new Overseas Battalion to be raised in Edmonton district.  Mr. Cornwall is one of the most romantic and interesting figures in the West, beginning life as a newsboy in Buffalo, N.Y., and later earning the title of "Apostle of the North" by engaging in every occupation the wild Northwest life of a few years ago provided.