1914-15 Star (57915 Pte. J. Rahmer. 20/Can: Inf:) minor official correction to surname; British War and Victory Medals (57915 Pte. J. E. Rahmer. 20-Can. Inf.)
James Edward Rahmer was born at Brechin, Ontario in 1886. His first wife Clara Bell Gallop died in 1912, they had one child. He was a Paper Hanger by trade and a pre war member of the 97th Algonquin Regiment. Resided in Orillia, he attested on 9th November 1914 into the 20th Battalion. Proceeding to France, he received a light wound to his left hand by shrapnel on 29th Feb 1916 at Dickebusch which became seriously infected, proceeding to septic poisoning. Hospitalized initially in Lincoln, he recovered but was again ill with Bronchitis in Sept 1917 and eventually was given a medical discharge, his condition appears to have all stemmed back to the septic poisoning. He remarried in 1918 to Ethel Marley. James subsequently died in 1953 and is laid to rest in Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.