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Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
James Harold King
Name: Service No: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Trade: Religion: Marital Status: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Grave Reference: Additional Information:
James Harold King F/35821 Private Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C. August 29, 1924 West River Station, Pictou Co., NS March 29, 1943 18 Halifax, NS Lansdowne Station, Pictou Co., NS Lumberman Baptist Single Sarah Johnston (Grandmother) Halifax, NS March 8, 1945 20 Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery III. H. 4 Commemorated on Page 530 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 8 James Harold King was the only son of Murray K. King. His mother had died prior to his enlistment. He served in Canada from March 29, 1943 to April 30, 1944 completing his basic training at Yarmouth, NS No 60 Training Centre; in England from May 1, 1844 to August 28, 1944. He served in North West Europe from August 29, 1944 until his death on March 8, 1945. He was killed in action while serving in Germany. He was initially buried in a temporary grave located on the western outskirts of Xanten, Germany.
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