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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Arnold De Lancey

In memory of:

Major James Arnold De Lancey

April 9, 1917
Vimy Ridge, France

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)


25th Bn.


Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


July 15, 1880
Middleton, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia


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. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. E. 11.


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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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 487 of 1036.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Daily Province April 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Montreal Star c.1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour 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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