Hon Capt James Archibald McCallum

Photo from: Men of Today in the Eastern Townships, 1917.

Date of Birth: 10 February 1868

Place of Birth: Danville, Quebec

Residence: Danville, Quebec

Nok: Lillian Beatrice McCallum, Danville, Quebec (wife)

Trade: Butter Maker

Attestation date: 08 December 1915

Previous military service: 11th Hussars

Unit: 117th Battalion

Status: Survived - died in 1949 or 1966


Details of service:

Captain McCallum was transferred to 23rd Reserve Battalion on 06 January 1917. He performed garrison duties for the 23rd Reserve Battalion before being deemed surplus to CEF requirements in February 1917. Captain McCallum returned to Canada aboard SS Grampian and landed in Halifax on 27 February 1917, and was struck off strength on 28 March 1917. He was discharged from the CEF on 01 September 1919.

At the time of attestation Capt McCallum was married and there was no mention of children in any of his records.

His date of death is also not confirmed. In his service records there is an entry that states "died 03-04-1949". If he died in 49 it makes his age 81. However, also in his files there is a War Veteran Allowance form dated in Ottawa "31 August 66". This date makes him 98. It would appear that he, or someone on his behalf, was applying for a pension in 1966.