James Blaney

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
September 2nd, 1918
Upton Wood Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - F.20.
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported Missing, now Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Vicinity of Cagnicourt.

BX September 27, 1918

Private Blaney Killed in Action – Paris Soldier Had Been Previously Reported as Missing

PARIS, Sept, 27. Word was received yesterday morning by Miss Maggie Blaney that her brother, Pte. Joseph Blaney, who was reported missing on Sept, 2, was now officially reported killed in action. Private Blaney joined the 84th Battalion in 1915, with which battalion he went overseas. Later he was transferred to the 14th Battalion, and had been in France for considerably over two years. He was wounded once before. Deceased, who was in his 24th year, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and came to Paris about six years ago, making his home with his sister. He was a member of St. James’ Church and also of Paris lodge, L.O.L. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, who resides in Ireland, and two sisters and three brothers, the Misses Maggie and Minnie, of Paris; William, who was wounded at the Dardanelles, and who is still in hospital; James, in France, and John in Ireland. 

BX October 1, 1918

Miss Maggie Blaney received word from Ottawa yesterday to the effect that it was her brother, Private James Blaney, who had been killed in action, and not Private Joseph Blaney as previously reported. Both brothers belong to the same battalion, and that is likely how the mistake occurred.

BX October 10, 1916

The name of Private James Blaney, of Paris, also appears in yesterday’s list as having been wounded. He is a single man, and went overseas with a draft from the 25th Brant Dragoons in July, 1915. He is Irish by nationality.