James Bragg

Reg. #123
Name: James Bragg
Date of Birth: Dec 9, 1920
Location at Birth: Pouch Cove, Newfoundland
Status: Deceased
Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2002
Location at Passing:


BRAGG, James Robert, Sr. (retired Detective, Metropolitan Toronto Police) After a long, courageous battle with heart disease, James Robert Bragg, Sr. passed away at North York General Hospital on Tuesday, January 22, 2002, with his family at his side. He leaves his wife and best friend of over 50 years, Leon. He was a loving and supportive father to James Jr., Janet and her husband Wayne Welter, Lynda and her husband Fraser Lawrason. He was the proud grandfather of Cole, Jordan, Scott and Sean. Dear brother of Audrey Field. Family and friends will be received at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A. W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Service in the chapel on Saturday, January 26 at one o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North York General Hospital Foundation, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto M2K 1E1, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2. The Globe and Mail, 2002-01-24

Ranger Force Career

Regimental Number: 123
Date Enlisted: Jun 30, 1942
Date Discharged: May 13, 1946
Length of Service: 3 years 11 months

Posting History

Detachment Start Date End Date
Grand Bank Detachment Sep 1942 Sep 1943
Hopedale Detachment Sep 1943 Nov 24, 1943
Kilbride Headquarters Nov 25, 1943 Jan 17, 1944
Stephenville Crossing Detachment Jan 18, 1944 Mar 1, 1945
St. George’s Detachment Mar 1, 1945
Fortune Detachment

Rank History

Rank Start Y-M-D End Y-M-D
Ranger 3rd Class 1942 Jun 30 1943 Aug 31
Ranger 2nd Class 1943 Sep 1

Beyond the Ranger Force

Occupation History

Fisherman, pre-Ranger Force
Metro Toronto Police Department for 27 years, post-Ranger Force
Sears Canada for 10 years

From the Library

Newfoundland Rangers on lawn duty, Whitbourne
Date Published 1942
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 127-53.2

Identified: Robert (Bob) Tilley (Regt. #102); Austin Vardy (Regt. #113); Lewis "Pop" Noseworthy (Regt. #122); Earl Brazil (Regt. #120); John (Jack) Howard (Regt. #110) and James (Jim) Bragg (Regt. #123).

Newfoundland Ranger Jim Bragg (Regt. #123) with unidentified American military policeman, Stephenville
Date Published 194-
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 127-45.1
Half-yearly Report, St. George's, 1945-01-01 to 1945-06-30
Author Bragg, J.
Date Published Sep. 18, 1945
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, GN 38/S2-5-2/Folder 45 St. George's