Spearpoint, James: Service no. 53737



Digitized Service Record

Source: The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.


British Home Child

Note that the CVWM lists him having died in the service if the 8th Battalion. Originally attested with the 18th Battalion. Listed on April 1915 18th Battalion Nominal Roll. Transferred to 8th Battalion on August 14, 1918.

Source: Operation Picture Me via The 18th Battalion Facebook Group. London Free Press Circa 1918.
The Brussels Post December 3 1914 Page 1.

Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, Jas. Klein, and Jas.Spearpoint, volunteers from Seaforth for the 2nd Canadian Contingent, were giving a rousing send-off Monday evening when they returned to London. A procession headed by the Citizens’ Band and made of No. 3 Company Thirty-Third Regiment, the Collegiate Cadets, the Home Guard and autos paraded down Main street which was lined with hundreds of cheering citizens. Short addresses were made by Mayor Ament, Col. Wilson, and others, after which the Mayor presented each of the volunteers wrist watches, the gift of the town and also with useful articles from the Red Cross. They were also given their share of the money collected here for the soldiers and the remainder will be sent to the men now at the front.

Source: The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.

Notes: Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, and Joseph Harold Klein survived the war. Private Klein lost an arm. Private Spearpoint was killed in action on August 29, 1918. He died serving with the 8th Battalion.

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