On this day in 1916, James Albert Paul, a barber, signed up in Toronto. He was born in Deseronto on April 4th, 1889, the son of Robert John Paul and Sarah Alma (née Wrightmyer). He married Sarah Esther Thompson on December 7th, 1910 in Toronto and the couple had a son in June 1911. They were living at 63 Eaton Avenue when James enlisted.
Paul joined the 180th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 862086. He was five feet five inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair.