10th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
James Arthurs was the son of Mary Arthurs. James Arthurs was born about 1880 in Dungannon. He was one of three children. Mary remarried about 1887, marrying John Harris. James served over eight years with the 39th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Before becoming a labourer. He emigrated about 1911. Prior to enlisting, James was working as a labourer in Canada Private James Arthurs was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment when he was killed in action near St Julien on 26th April 1915.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.