Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Halkett Findlay

In memory of:

Private James Halkett Findlay

February 18, 1900

Military Service


Service Number:

7339

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Formerly served with the 35th Simcoe Foresters. Son of Mr. S. Findlay.

Commemorated on Page 13 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Findlay
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 23 February 1900.
  • Newspaper Clipping– First section of a clipping from the Toronto Star for 20 October 1899 referring to J.H. Findlay's enlistment.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Second section of a clipping from the Toronto Star for 20 October 1899 referring to J.H. Findlay's enlistment.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Perth Courier for 20 April 1900, page 7, describing the burial of those who died on 18 February at Paardeberg.
  • Letter
  • Newspaper clipping– This article about the death of Private J. H. Finlay, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, in heavy fighting on the Modder River near Paardeberg, appeared in the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario), at page 1, on 22 February 1900.
  • Memorial
  • Newspaper clipping– This headline appeared on the front page of the Northern Advance (Barrie, Ontario) on 01 March 1900.  Immediately below it was a lengthy article regarding a sermon by Rev. D.D. McLeod about the war and Private J.H. Findlay.
  • War Memorial– Memorial Stone for James Halkett Findlay erected by the 35th Regiment "Simcoe Foresters" currently housed in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Barrie, ON
  • Newspaper clipping– This report, regarding a sermon by Rev. D.D. McLeod about the war and Private J.H. Findlay, appeared on the front page of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 1 March 1900.
  • Memorial– Barrie Military Heritage Park, South African Plaque
  • Newspaper clipping– This report appeared on the front page of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 15 March 1900.
  • Newspaper clipping– This report, about a young man who was inspired to volunteer for military active service in order to replace the late Private J.H. Findlay, appeared on the front page of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 15 March 1900.
  • Newspaper clipping– This report appeared on page 8 of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 29 March 1900.
  • Newspaper clipping– This report appeared on the front page of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 5 April 1900.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This report appeared on page 1 of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 19 July 1900.
  • Newspaper clipping– This item appeared on page 1 of the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on 30 August 1900.  Apparently Private Findlay was the keeper of Walker, a fox terrier which was the mascot of C Company, 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry; and it seems that the dog accompanied him onto the field of battle and was killed too.

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