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Lieutenant James Archibald Foote

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1880-07-23
Place of birth: Perth, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs John Germain (mother)changed to Mrs.Nellie Foote (Wife), Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Foundation Inspector
Address: 54 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of death: 1949-08-14

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 1558
Rank detail
  1. Private, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  2. Lieutenant, 256th Railway Construction Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Awards

Military Cross
Description: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while engaged in the maintenance oflight railways. The area where he was working was subjected to intense shell fire,and the line was broken in six places. He repeatedly reorganised his working parties,who had suffered casualties, and by his example and encouragement kept his men atwork under most difficult conditions. By his efforts the line was kept open, and the supply of ammunition was ensured.
Date of award: 1918-08-16
Source: London Gazette Issue 30845 Page 9569
Notes: Held by Family

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 395231
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5
Service file: B3176-S011
Uploader's Notes: Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 [an Original]. Wounded April 11, 1915. Struck off strength April 14, 1915. Invalided owing to sickness or wounds.Re-enlisted December 11, 1916 and again as an Lieutenant to the 256th Overseas Railway Construction Battalion March 6, 1917. MC - London Gazette#30845 Pg#9569. (With Railway Troop)
Uploader's Research notes: Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 [an Original]. Wounded April 11, 1915. Struck off strength April 14, 1915. Invalided owing to sickness or wounds.Re-enlisted December 11, 1916 and again as an Lieutenant to the 256th Overseas Railway Construction Battalion March 6, 1917. MC - London Gazette#30845 Pg#9569. (With Railway Troop)

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2006-12-10
Last modified: 2018-05-04