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James Willis
Male 1875 - 1917


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  • Birth  10 Jan 1875  Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 - 118th Battalion Infantry - 1st Canadian Battalion  [2
    • Willis, James Private. Enlisted May 13, 1916 with the 118th Battalion Infantry. He transferred later to 1st Canadian Battalion. Presbyterian. Born January 10, 1876 on the second Concession of Howic and educated at Fordwich. He was married to Mary A. Bell and has four children. He was killed December 6, 1917 at Passchendaele by an explosion of small shell. His widow, Mrs. Mary Willis, lives at 34 Simeon St., Kitchener. Ruby Willis, 34 Simeon St., Kitchener.

      Willis, James: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2884909/data?n=1
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    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private, 118th Battalion Infantry / 1st Canadian Battalion 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    WW1, Service #751750 
    Residence  CA 1916  6 James Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misfortune  1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence  Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Residence  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  6 James Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-164987P 
    Died  6 Dec 1917  Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain St. Nazaire, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I164987  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Family  Mary A. Bell,   b. Abt 1880, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F47211  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    2. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Jan 1875 - Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - CA 1916 - 6 James Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 6 James Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1917 - Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain St. Nazaire, Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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