James Midgley

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772514
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Cemetery: 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Soldiers' Plot, Brantford, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
St. Paul's United Church
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Lancashire
Birth city: 
Greater Manchester, Rochdale
Address at enlistment: 
117 Spring Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
117 Spring Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Painter
Employer: 
Brantford Scale Co.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Married
Age at enlistment: 
23

Letters and documents

BX April 19, 1917

Mrs. Midgley of 110 Spring Street, received a message last night to the effect that her husband, Private James Midgley, who went overseas with the First Brant Battalion, has been admitted to No. 5 Red Cross Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in the left leg. Prior to his enlistment he was an employee of the Brantford Computing Scale Co.

BX October 12, 1917
 
Many Veterans On Way Home – Twelve Wounded Heroes Expected to Return Today

In all probability the following men will leave Toronto for Brantford today:

R. Doyle, 44 Mt. Pleasant Street
H.L. Francis, George Bridge, P.O., Alberton
T. Hellewell, 75 Weller Street
P.E. Knibb, General P.O.
C. McCormack, Fulton Street, Grandview P.O.
F. Martindale, 64 Palace Street
J. Midgley, 110 Spring Street
J. Oles, 145 Northumberland Street
C.F. Read, 72 Brunswick Street
T. Simpson, 44 Curtis Street
W.W. Wakeling, 14 Burford Street

BX January 3, 1916

Was Presented

One of the employees of the Brantford Scale Company, in the person of Mr. J.W. Midgley, has enlisted with the 125th Battalion and on Friday last he was pleasantly remembered by his fellow workers.  He was presented with a handsome watch and address.  The address kindly referred to his many sterling qualities and the feeling displayed was to the effect that he would help to make the Brant Battalion worthy of the county whose name it bears.

BX March 23, 1925

The death occurred at the hospital after a short illness, of James Midgley, 116 Spring Street.  Deceased was 33 years of age and an employee of the Dominion Signs Company.  He was born in Rochdale, England, and came to Brantford at fourteen years of age.  He was a member of St. Paul’s church, Holmedale.  To mourn his loss he leaves a widow and two small children; also his mother and one sister in England.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2 o’clock to Mount Hope cemetery.

BX March 25, 1925

J. Midgley

The funeral of the late James Midgley took place yesterday afternoon, from the residence, 110 Spring Street to St. Paul’s Church, with sorrowing relatives and friends, together with a representation from the G.W.V.A. deceased having served overseas.  Rev. R.M.P. Bulteel officiated and the pallbearers were F. Sevier, N. Baker, T. Hooper, J. Tyson, W. Brown, R. Riley.  The floral tributes were very numerous.  Interment took place in the soldiers’ plot, Mount Hope cemetery.