CEF Soldier Detail

Private James Charles Wilcox

Regimental Number:
238197
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Machine Gun Depot
Company:
Place of Birth:
Thorold, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Alice Enright, sister. 23 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
23 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
January 27, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Machinist
Marital Status:
Widow(er)
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
December 5, 1916
Age at enlistment:
22
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
176th Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Machine Gun Corps Canadian Machine Gun Depot
Private Canadian Machine Gun Corps 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 204th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 176th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion

Son of Charles Wilcox and Nellie Wilcox (nee Lotten); husband of Annie Wilcox (nee Aitkens) married October 2, 1919

Deserted January 8, 1917 from the 204th Battalion. Resurfaced with the 176th Battalion April 12, 1917. Convicted several times by Field General Court Martial of various offences from June 1917 through to July 1919, most of which were related to violence against a person or property and breaking from custody

Some documents in the digitized service file and the 1900 U.S. Census records suggest that this soldier was actually born in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., but no birth record was found to confirm his Place of Birth. Some documents also suggest that he was a widower at the time he attested, but no record of a previous marriage was found to corroborate this