James Baker Findlay

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
May 19th, 1918
Etaples Military Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - LXVI.D.13.
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris), Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
South Yorkshire
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
7 Lipton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Penmans No. 1 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. During an enemy air raid on No. 1 General Hospital Etaples, on the night of May 19th 1918, he was killed by a bomb dropped from a hostile machine.

BX May 27, 1918

Private J.B. Findlay, Paris Soldier Has Been Killed – Official Word Received of His Death in Action in France

PARIS, May 27 – Word was received on the evening of Friday, May 24, stating that Pte. James Baker Findlay had been killed in action on May 18th. Private Findlay left here three years ago with the 84th Battalion but on arrival in England was drafted into the 76th Battalion. Later he was wounded and upon again returning to the firing line he was put into the 13th Canadian Battalion, with which unit he had been since. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Findlay, who survive, together with one brother in France and a sister who resides in Toronto. He was 24 years of age, and a faithful member of the Anglican Church. Private Findlay was a member of the I.O.O.F., and also the C.O.F., and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.