CEF Soldier Detail

Private James Dickinson Irvin

Regimental Number:
2382215
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Canadian Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Hamilton, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
James Irvin, Father, 220 Atlantic Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
220 Atlantic Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
July 19, 1892
Trade or Calling:
Salesman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
April 15, 1918
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Conscripted
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
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4709-45
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry

Also listed occupation as Butcher

Hockey player and coach. Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Played professional hockey with the Regina Capitals of the WCHL, then with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he suffered a fractured skull which led to the end of his playing carreer. He has the third most wins of any coach in the NHL, and led the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup 3 times. Also coached in Chicago and another central Ontario NHL club.

Father of Dick Irvin, Jr., Canadian hockey announcer and author.

Further information here .

TypeDateDescription
Letter 11/14/1918 Noted Hockey Player Writes from France