Calhoun, James Warren (J.W.) Photo
Rank Private
Service # 880786
Unit # 18th, 1st
Resident Chatham
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Private James W. Calhoun embarked with the 186th. Battalion for England the latter part of March, 1917, and after training at Bramshott, proceeded to France with the first draft, June 6th, going into the front lines July 10th. He received a bomb-wound in the right leg, July 13th, being admitted to Hospital at Rouen, and three weeks later transferred to Hospital at Glasgow, Scotland. He was sent, three weeks later, to the Massey-Harris Convalescent Home, London, England, where he spent three months.

He was returned to Bramshott to train but in three days was again admitted to Hospital at Bramshott, as the wound had again broken out. Six weeks later the Medical Board pronounced Private Calhoun unfit for service, and he was returned to Canada, arriving at Chatham Wednesday, March 20th, 1918.

Discharged June 21st medically unfit the result of wounds received at Lens, France, July 13th 1917.


Sources IODE, Chatham Daily Planet (17-09-1917), Chatham Daily Planet (19-03-1918), Chatham Daily Planet (20-03-1918)
Height 5' 7''
Eye Colour Hazel
Age 33
Complexion Fair
Hair Fair
Race White
Birthplace Wheatley, Ontario
Religion Salvationist
Last Place of Employment R.W. Baxter, Lumber yard, Chatham, Ontario.
Average Earnings $15.00 per week
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info December 22nd, 1904, Valetta, Ontario.
When Enlisted May 22nd, 1916
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario
Allowance from Patriotic Fund $28.00 per month
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. Mabel Calhoun, Chatham. Son- Laslie Vaughn Calhoun, James Ivan Calhoun, Ira John Calhoun, Edward Raymond Calhoun.

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