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James Edwin Blaney

In memory of:

Private James Edwin Blaney

April 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

K/92810

Age:

47

Force:

Army

Unit:

Veterans Guard of Canada

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Son of Margaret Blaney, of Cumberland.

Commemorated on Page 252 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CUMBERLAND (DALE'S) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 11. Plot 5A. Row V.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker
  • Attestation Paper– James Edwin Blaney signed an Attestation Paper for the Canadian Grenadier Guards Overseas Battalion (87th Battalion) in Montreal on November 23, 1915.  He signed a second Attestation Paper, for the Second Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa on September 24, 1918, indicating that he had served  with the 87th Battalion CEF for 2 and a half years.  The medical examination at that time indicated that he had "Scars on abdomen" and "Shrapnel Scars on body".  He was declared "unfit" for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force.  During the Second World War, he joined the Veterans Guard of Canada, and was a member of that unit at the time of his death on April 8, 1944.

Attestation Paper (Source Library and Archives Canada.  Soldiers of the First World War)
  • Attestation Paper
  • Attestation Paper– James Edwin Blaney signed an Attestation Paper for the Canadian Grenadier Guards Overseas Battalion (87th Battalion) in Montreal on November 23, 1915.  He signed a second Attestation Paper, for the Second Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa on September 24, 1918, indicating that he had served  with the 87th Battalion CEF for 2 and a half years.  The medical examination at that time indicated that he had "Scars on abdomen" and "Shrapnel Scars on body".  He was declared "unfit" for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force.  During the Second World War, he joined the Veterans Guard of Canada, and was a member of that unit at the time of his death on April 8, 1944.

Attestation Paper  (Source Library and Archives Canada.  Soldiers of the First World War)
  • Attestation Paper
  • Grave Marker– James Edwin Blaney's parents are buried next to him in the Dale Cemetery in Cumberland, Ontario.  His mother lived to see him serve in both World Wars, and, sadly, to mourn his death.

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