James was born on October 21 1910 in Dumfries Scotland as the son of David Scott (deceased and stepfather) and Ellen Dunbar F. Blacklock, of Matsqui, British Columbia. His parents were married in 1910 in Scotland. His brother was William R. and sister Agnes Blacklock.
He was a baker and member of the Presbyterian Church.
He enlisted on July 16 1940 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on June 3 1942 and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
James was seriously wounded on June 9 during the battle of Putot en Bessin in the D Coy and he died the next day on Saturday June 10 age 33 at a hospital ship underway to England and he was then buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery.
At his headstone: IN MEMORY’S GARDEN WE MEET EVERY DAY
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.