James Milne Grieve

Feb 21, 1895

Born in Harriston, Ontario to Robert E. and Jessie Ann (nee Hutchison) Grieve


Nov 16, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 596

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Rob G. Grieve, 84 Bagot St., Guelph, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Baker

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

When the WW1 service files were being sorted and scanned by students at Library and Archives Canada, someone thought the service number was incorrect and added 59 to the beginning of the number.  That is how I found this file, listed as 59596, not the correct number of 596


Apr 16, 1915

Struck Off Strength of the 21st Battalion as a Deserter


Sep 14, 1915

Married to Charlotte May McCormack in Kingston, Ontario


Jul 1, 1920

The 1920 USA census shows him and his family living in Wayne, Michigan


Jan 10, 1972

James Milne Grieve died in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA and was buried in the Oak Bluff Memorial Park Cemetery, Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas



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