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.