401629 Cpl. James Hulland

Regina Trench Military Cemetery


Near Courcelette


Born in South Molton, Devon, England, in March 1884, James was a locomotive engineer by trade when he signed on in October 1915.

A seasoned military man, having previously served with the Somerset Light Infantry, and in South Africa and India, James attested into the 33rd Battalion on October 14th, 1915, in his home town of St. Thomas, Ontario.

One of 306 men of the 33rd to be transferred to the 4th CMR in the week after the 4th CMR's huge losses at the "Battle for Mount Sorrel" of June 2nd, 1916, James joined the 4th CMR in the field on June 7th.

At the time of his loss, on October 1st, 1916, the 4th CMR was engaged in a costly attack on Regina Trench, in which some 70 men were lost.

Cpl. James Hulland is one of 15 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Regina Trench Military Cemetery.

Headstone image, thanks to Gord McKeekan, and biography excerpt courtesy of 4cmr.com