Private James H. Reid

James H. Reid was born in England on July 10th, 1895. Upon immigrating to Canada and settling in the Waterloo region, James acquired a job working as a laborer and was a part of the militia. Following the declaration of war in August 1914, James joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was deployed for Europe. James fought as a Private for the Canadian Infantry in France. Sadly, James was killed in action at only 19 years old during an attack at Givenchy on June 15th, 1915. Private James H. Reid is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France.

Service number: 7192


“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: James H Reid,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,