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James Allison Ricker
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James Allison Ricker 733236 Private 112th Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, “B” Company September 19, 1896 Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS December 21, 1915 Yarmouth NS Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS 19 5 feet, 9 inches fair brown black 290th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, (Recruit) Single Farmer Baptist Jackson Ricker (Father) Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS August 27, 1918 21 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France XXXI. A. 25. Commemorated on Page 491 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 17 and October 18 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion Memorial Tablet Glenwood United Church, Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial James Allison Ricker was the son of Jackson and Fannie Sargent (Doane) Ricker, of Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS. His brother Andrew Jackson Ricker also served during WWI. Shortly after his enlistment with the 112th Battalion at Yarmouth he was hospitalized with pneumonia at Yarmouth (January 20, 1916 through February 22, 1916). Upon recovery he continued training in Canadian with the 112th Battalion until July 1916. He embarked Canadian at Halifax on July 23, 1916 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916. At Bramshott Camp he was transferred to the 26th Reserve Battalion on February 2, 1917 and on March 4, 1917 proceeded overseas to France for service with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He joined the unit in the field on March 12, 1917. On June 14, 1917 Private Ricker suffered a slight gun shot wound to his left leg while in action at Vimy and was posted to the Nova Scotia Regiment Depot at Bramshott in England and admitted to the Berrington War Hospital at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in western England. He was discharged on July 2, 1917 and moved to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Wilmerhatch Lane, Epsom, Surrey. He was discharged on July 30 and returned to Bramshott, assigned to the 26th Reserve Battalion. After leaving Epsom he was granted furlough, and he visited his cousin, Corporal Roland Doane, at Ashford, and his brother Andrew at Shornecliffe Camp. On October 15 he was transferred to the 17th Canadian Reserve Battalion and on November 15, 1917 rejoined the Royal Canadian Regiment in France. On August 26th, 1918 near Monchy Le Preux he was wounded and taken prisoner. He was transported to Férin, France, where he died on August 27, 1918.