Switzerland

In a letter dated February 2nd 1917, 27414 Pte. James Wishart, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) C.E.F. wrote to his wife in Toronto that he was ‘getting along fine, and looking forward to coming home again’. 16 days later he died of injuries sustained a Ypres during April 1915. He had been captured by the Germans, and spent over a year in a POW camp before being transferred to Switzerland in May 1916 as part of a prisoner exchange. Born in Leith, James emigrated to Canada just before the war and is part of tree WIS0096.