James Puttock Blagg
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Died of a machine gun bullet wound to his stomach at the No 5 Casualty Clearing Station on Saturday 10th August 1918 aged 36.
He was wounded on Thursday 8th August 1918.
James is buried in the Crouy British Cemetery Crouy-Sur-Somme France.
This cemetery was used between April and August 1918 for burials from the 5th Casualty Clearing Station.
James was born in Snaith, Yorkshire on Saturday 17th June 1882. He was the son of William Blagg (1851-1908) Born Worksop and Mary Needham Spendlove born Horsley, Derbyshire (1844-1907). His next of kin was his Auntie, Mrs Lucy Harrison of Belper Lane, Belper.
James emmigrated to Canada 24.7.1908 on the "Empress of Britain" and enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada on Friday 25th September 1914.
At the time of his enlistment James was 5 foot ten inches tall had blue eyes and black hair and a waist measurement of 41 inches.
At the outbreak of World War 1 in 19l4, a large section of the Township of Valcartier was selected by the Canadian Federal Government as a site for a Military Training Camp.
He had been in Canada since 1908 where he had worked as a blacksmith.
James was a Farrier.
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