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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  • 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.
  • 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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