Orchard Dump Cemetery, France - Burial Ceremony 25th August 2017
Burial ceremony in honour of Sergeant James Alexander Milne, of 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, a unit perpetuated by The Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Calgary Highlanders.
Sergeant Milne was born in Gellybrands, Cookney, Kincardineshire, Scotland, on 10 February 1883. Raised by his maternal grandmother, he immigrated to Canada at some time between 1905 and 1911. An unmarried labourer, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Calgary, Alberta, on 27 January 1915, at the age of 31. He was killed on 28 April 1917, in connection with an operation against a German position known as the Arleux-Loop, at the age of 34.