Sergeant James Forsyth, MM enrolled with the 68th Overseas Depot Battery, Canadian Field Artillery in Vancouver 20 June 1916 and served overseas with the 5th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. The citation for his Military Medal reads:
On the 6th November between 7.00 a.m. and 8.00 a.m. when in charge of a convoy of pack horses taking ammunition to the guns, he found the area to be crossed being heavily shelled. He worked his column safely through the barrage to the Battery. He noticed a wounded driver whose horse was bogged in the mud. He handed over his horse to a driver and returned, removed the wounded man and rescued the horse. By his determination and gallant conduct and personal disregard for personal danger he gained the confidence of those under him in his leadership and thus successfully made a second trip to the guns under equally trying conditions as he had to select a new route to avoid the enemy's barrage.
Check out his nominal roll entry here. If you drive in the Cariboo region, you will probably be driving over roads that he was responsible for after the war.
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