Name:James Gillis MacLellanRank:PrivateService No:F/8097Regiment:West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C.Date of Birth:June 20, 1918Place of Birth:Big Marsh, Antigonish Co., NSDate of Enlistment:May 7, 1942Place of Enlistment:Yarmouth NSAddress at Enlistment:Antigonish, NSAge at Enlistment:23Height: 5 feet, 11 InchesWeight: 183 lbs.Complexion: MediumEyes: BlueHair:BrownTrade:FarmerReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:Malcolm MacLellan (Father) Antigonish, NS (initially)Alice G. MacLellan (Wife) Yarmouth, NS (effective September 1, 1943)Date of Death:August 31, 1944Age at Death:26Cemetery:Montecchio War Cemetery, ItalyGrave Reference:III. J. 9. Commemorated on Page 375 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 9 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial)James was the son of Malcolm and Flora MacLellan and husband of Alice Geraldine (Moses)MacLellan, of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was married at Yarmouth, NS on August 26, 1943. He completed grade 10 at the age of sixteen and worked at farming. In the year prior to his enlistment he was employed as a linesman with the Nova Scotia Power Commission in Antigonish. He was at CA(R)TC, Yarmouth from September of 1940 with the 2nd Battalion West Nova Scotia Battalion serving with the rank of Lance Corporal. On May 7, 1942, he enlisted for active service at Yarmouth and was attached to No. 6 District Depot (Halifax) but remained as staff at No. 60 CABTC, at Yarmouth until August 1943. He received permission to marry Alice Geraldine Moses on August 23, 1943.He was transferred to Aldershot on October 6, 1943. Private MacLellan embarked Halifax on February 17, 1944 and disembarked in the United Kingdom on February 1944. While serving in Italy with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, he was killed in action on August 31, 1944.