Private James Harrison Craik was born on January 4th, 1881 in South Shields, England. He was the son of James and Mary Craik. Prior to the war, he worked as a labourer.
James Craik served with the Manitoba regiment in Division 'A' of the 8th Battalion. During a leave in 1915 or early 1916, he married Margaret Armstrong of Manchester, England. They were married less than one year when James died after being wounded near Albert, France.
He died on September 26th, 1916 at the age of 35 and is buried in the Courcelette British Cemetery in France, grave memorial reference XII.B.3.
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