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Forename(s): James Halton
Place of Birth: Austwick, Yorkshire
Service No: 883630
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 50th Battalion (Calgary)
Division: 4th Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XII. H. 17.
CWGC Cemetery: VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AUSTWICK, YORKSHIRE
James Halton Handby (born 3 February 1893) was the son of John Halton and Sarah Alice Handby, née Taylor. John was born at Austwick and Sarah at Turnerford near Clapham, Yorkshire.
1901 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: James Halton Handby, aged 8 years, born Austwick, son of John Halton and Sarah Alice Handby.
1911 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 39, Ashfield Avenue - James Halton Handby, aged 18 years, born Austwick, Yorkshire. [James was boarding with Jane Thompson, widow. His friend, the future Private George Towler (883629) (q.v.), was also boarding at the same address.]
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HANDBY, J.H., Canadian Expeditionary Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Handby, Leak House, [Austwick], killed in action Oct. 2, 1917.
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Private James Halton HANDBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Canadian Division
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