James Favell

Information courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial:-

2142352 James Favell, 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).  Died age 25.  Holder of the British War Medal and Victory Medal.  Born February 22nd,1893 at Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, enlisted March 23rd, 1917 at Vernon, British Columbia.

Jimmy was one of 12 children born to William and Marie Favell. His parents originated from Stuart Lake but eventually came to Kelowna, B.C. where Jimmy was born on February 22, 1893. He led a simple life as a farmer and had no wife or children. In 1916 two of his brothers, Charlie and Wilfred, joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Jimmy followed one year later, enlisting in Vernon on March 23, 1917. He joined the 30th British Columbia Horse and eventually served with the 7th Battalion. On September 2, 1918… Private James Favell lost his life in France and was listed as Killed In Action. His name is given tribute on the Kelowna Cenotaph, the Vimy Memorial in Pas de Calais, France and in the Canadian Books of Remembrance.
Commemorated on Page 406 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

 

Kelowna Museums article

The Kenowla Museums included an item on James in their 2016 newsletter.

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