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Name: James Arnold Percival Scarth Regimental Number: 110498 Rank: Company Sergeant Major Battalion: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion Date of Birth: October 21, 1887 Place of Birth: Lennoxville, Quebec Date of Enlistment: February 15, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Grey Hair Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Store Clerk Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Mrs. A. C. Scarth (Mother) Lennoxville, Quebec Date of Death: June 2, 1916 Age at Death: 29 Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial Reference: Panel 30, 32 Commemorated on Page 159 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 11 Listed on the Sherbrooke Monument (Quebec) James Arnold Percival Scarth was the son of Rev. Archibald Campbell Scarth (1833-1904) and Julia Agnes (Paddon) Scarth (1852-1918). He was the brother of Harry Archibald Campbell Scarth (1882-1955) of Yarmouth, NS. His nephew, Ian Percival Campbell Scarth (1916-1971), the son of Harry Archibald Campbell Scarth, served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during WWII. He served in France from March 24, 1915 with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. On the night of June 2/3, 1916, he was slightly wounded in the head and shoulder, but refused to go out of the trench and leave his Company. Later that night he was talking to his Company Commander about getting some casualties to the Dressing Station and immediately after they separated a shell came and instantly killed Company Sergeant Major Scarth.
James Arnold Percival Scarth