James Robert Herriot

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
September 30th, 1918
Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery - Nord, France - A.3.
Commemorated at: 
St. Paul's Methodist Church (Paris)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Galt, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
West River Street, Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
West River Street, Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Electrical Engineer
Hydro-Electric Commission
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. While taking part with his battalion in the advance enemy positions near Tilloy, he was instantly killed by enemy shell fire. 

BX October 17, 1918

Sergeant James Robert Herriot Killed in Action – Well Known Paris Man has Made the Supreme Sacrifice

PARIS, Oct. 17 – Another well known Paris man has made the supreme sacrifice in the person of Sergeant James Robert Herriot, whose wife received word yesterday that her husband had been killed in action on September 30. Sergeant Herriot joined the 125th Battalion in September, 1915 and went overseas the following year. Later he was transferred to the 54th Battalion, with which he went to France. He was reported wounded on August 9th, and had only been back in the firing line ten days when he received his death. Deceased was born in Galt 39 years ago, and was the son of Mr. David Herriot. He was an electrician, and before coming to Paris worked for the Hydro-electric Power Company in Hamilton for two years. For the past eight years he had been employed by the Hydro-electric commission here. He was a member of the Methodist Church and also of Oakville Lodge, I.O.O.F. In 1904 he was married to Miss Maud Godfrey of Galt, who survives, together with two children, a boy and girl. He also leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. David Herriot of Galt, one sister, Mrs. Cronin of Galt, and three brothers, Otto of Fort William; Casey of Ayr, and Archie in France with the Canadian Machine Gun Company.

BX August 19, 1918

Reported Wounded

Sergeant James Robert Herriot, another well known Paris man is officially reported wounded in the head with gunshot and admitted to a general hospital in Rouen on August eighth. His wife Mr. Herriot, West River Street, received word to this affect on Saturday morning. Sgt. Herriot enlisted with the 125th Brant Battalion in 1915 and was transferred to the 54th Battalion before going to France. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the corporation in the electric light department.