James Duncan Caldwell



Jan 11, 1898

Born in Rawden Township, Ontario


Jan 14, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Marmora Ontario 

Ø      Number 636385

Ø      Next of Kin given as Thomas Caldwell (father) of Belleview Ontario

Ø      Occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion stated as Church of England


Oct 2, 1916

Last Will and Testament made out leaving his entire estate to his mother, Mrs Thomas Caldwell of Belleview Ontario 

Interesting to note that the second witness to this will was Norman Mumby of Marmora Ontario


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia for England



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked in England and proceeded to Bramshott Camp


Dec 5. 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) 155th Battalion on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion on arrival at Canadian Base Depot


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Apr 9, 1917

Killed in action at Vimy Ridge



Plaque, Scroll, Memorial Cross, British War Medal and Victory Medals, were all sent to Mrs Thomas Caldwell of Belleview Ontario




For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of James Caldwell being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.

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