Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France)
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Name: James Bernard King Rank: Gunner Service No: F/77680 Regiment/Service: 23 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Date of Birth: April 6, 1920 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: March 20, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Weight: 150 lbs. Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Brown Trade: Labourer/Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Alice King [Mother] Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: August 8, 1944 Age At Death: 24 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: X. F. 8. The 68th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 352 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 28 James King was the son of Thomas John King and Alice May King of Yarmouth, NS. He was the brother of Roger, Arthur, Irene, Frances, Marjorie, Florence, Verna, Lorraine and Betty King. Prior to his enlistment he was employed as a clerk at the YMCA Yarmouth. He served in Canada and between March 20, 1940 and July 21, 1943; in the United Kingdom between July 22, 1943 and July 21, 1944, and in France from July 22, 1944 until his death. He was killed in action on August 8, 1944 at Caen, France.
James Bernard King