Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Arnold De Lancey

In memory of
Major
James Arnold De Lancey
April 9, 1917
Vimy Ridge, France

Military Service:

Age:
36
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)
Division:
25th Bn.
Citation(s):
Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Honours and Awards:
Military Cross

Additional Information:

Born:
July 15, 1880 Middleton, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Enlistment:
May 18, 1915 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Major DeLancey listed his next of kin as B.J. DeLancey of Middleton, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. He was single and employed as a civil engineer before enlisting.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
V. E. 11.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Honor Roll – From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Grave Marker – Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: McGill Daily October 1, 1917

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