CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant James Archibald Foote
Died: August 14, 1949

Regimental Number:
1558
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Railway Troops
Battalion:
256th Railway Construction Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Perth, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs John Germain (mother)changed to Mrs.Nellie Foote (Wife), Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Address at Enlistment:
54 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario
Date of Birth:
July 23, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Foundation Inspector
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 14, 1949
Age at Death:
69
Buried at:
Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta
Plot:
0198 0011
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1Box 3176-11
Research Notes

Prior service with the RCHA (8 years?) He served with the N.W.M.P, Regimental #5510 

Between PPCLI and Railway service was in 45th Militia Regiment for second attestation paper.

 

Photo of His Headstone HERE

Updated by S V Pearson, Stettler, Alberta, August 18, 2017.

Birth year may have been 1887 according to attestation papers. 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Railway Troops 256th Railway Construction Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

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)   

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross