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Name: James Henry Roy Service Number: 326913 Rank: Private Regiment: 58th Howitzer Battery, 14th Brigade Date of Birth: January 31, 1879 Place of Birth: Brantford, Ontario. Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Fredericton, NB Age at Enlistment: 37 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Hair: Dark Eyes: Hazel Complexion: Dark Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Previous Military: South African War (1902) 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles Trade: Cigar Maker Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Mrs Grace E (Wife), Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: November 25, 1922 Cemetery: Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS Listed on the Yarmouth Memorial Private James Roy was the son of Louis Joseph Roy and Anne Jane (Woods) Roy. The family initially lived in Brantford, Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia. Private Roy served in the Boer War (1902). His brother, David William Roy, was killed in action September 15, 1916. On April 28, 1909 he married Grace Ethel Trefoy at Yarmouth. He enlisted for service in World War I in April 1916. He went overseas in September, 1916 and to France on March 18, 1917. He returned to Canada on HMT Regina and was discharged from service at Halifax on May 29, 1919. Private Roy died of heart failure on November 25, 1922 at Yarmouth, NS. He was buried at Mountain Cemetery. Sources: Library and Archives Canada
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