Pte. Stephen Family Grave, London, ON
Photographed by Jessica Di Laurenzio, 2017.
CEF no. 802139
Private James Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1899. He enlisted for service in London, ON, on 3 December 1915 at the age of 16, claiming he was 18 years old. He arrived in Great Britain on 8 August 1916. He began in the 135th Canadian Infantry Battalion and finally joined the 4th Btn. on 23 May 1917. Pte. Stephen was killed in action on 6 November 1917 at Passchendaele, poisoned by gas.
He is commemorated on page 332 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Commemorated on: Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium; family grave, Woodland Cemetery, London, ON.