First World War

Artifact W1-10: James Stoddart, 835505 Canadian Army

Reproduced by kind permission of Jim and Patti Keller

Valcartier Changing Guard Copy

On January 29th, 1916 James joined the 146th Overseas Battalion and then transferred to the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. He sailed from Halifax on the SS Southland on September 25th, 1916. He was killed in action April 9th, 1917 at Vimy Ridge. His body was not recovered and is one of the thousands of young soldiers who might be the “Unknown Soldier” now entombed at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.

He is listed on Page 333 of the First World War Book of Remembrance located on Parliament Hill.

After enlisting, James Stoddart sent a number of postcards showing life at ValCartier before being shipped overseas with the CEF.

Valcartier Changing Guard Copy
Changing Guard
Valcartier Dinner Time Copy
Dinner Time
Valcartier Section Camp Copy
Section Camp
Valcartier Wash Day Copy
Wash Day
Valcartier Going for Dip Copy
Going for Dip
Valcartier Battalion Mascots Copy
Battalion Mascots

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