James was born on August 20 1920 in Camp Lister British Columbia as the son of Andrew Walls and Louise Sinclair of Camp Lister. His parents were married on December 15 1913 in Vancouver. His brother was Andrew Wallace Sinclair and his sisters were: Mrs. Fred Huscroft (Agnes Sinclair), Margaret C. (RCAF in Calgary) and Mary Sinclair.
His profession was a farmer and he was member of the United Church.
He enlisted on July 10 1940 in Creston British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on October 9 1942 and thereafter to France on D-day June 6 1944.
James was killed in action on Thursday June 8 1944 age 23 near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
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.