James William Scrancher, the son of Thomas Scrancher, a team man on a farm, & Rose Elizabeth nee Dix was born June quarter 1897 in Hapton. James had 4? brothers and 7? sisters. In 1911 James was living with his parents on The Street, Hapton.
In 1913, James travelled with Barnados on the ship Corinthian and arrived in Canada.on 30th March 1913.
James enlisted where? for a 3 year term with the 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. James enlisted on 26th July 1915 stating that he was born 15th August 1896. and that he was, at this time, living in Kimberley Green, Kimberly and that his occupation was a farmer. James’s regimental number was 491376.
James was killed in action on 19th August 1917 at the battle of Hill 70, Lens, and was commemorated on the Canadian Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais. His final resting place is unknown.